Comprehensive guide for all midwives

Professor Caroline Homer
President, Australian College of Midwives

These guidelines have a long history over more than a decade. The first edition was published in early 2004 in an environment in which there was a lack of comprehensive guidelines to provide an evidence-based framework for collaboration between midwives and doctors in the care of individual women.

In particular there was no single, nationally consistent evidence-based tool to assist midwives to make decisions about when to discuss care with other midwives, and/or to