Clinical Practice Guidelines - Antenatal Care - Module 2 - diabetes chapter

Closed 24 Feb 2014

Opened 25 Jan 2014


The Department of Health and an Expert Advisory Committee are currently developing Clinical Practice Guidelines on Antenatal Care (the Guidelines) on behalf of all Australian Governments.  Oversight of this project is provided by the Maternity Services Inter-Jurisdictional Committee (MSIJC) and Community Care and Population Health Principal Committee (CCPHPC).

The Guidelines are designed to support Australian maternity services to provide high quality, evidence-based antenatal care to healthy pregnant women.  The Guidelines will assist health care professionals who contribute to antenatal care including: midwives, general practitioners, obstetricians, maternal and child health nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, multicultural health workers, practice nurses, sonographers and allied health professionals.  The recommendations cover a wide range of care including routine physical examinations, screening tests and social and lifestyle advice for women with an uncomplicated pregnancy. 

The Guidelines are being developed in two Modules. 

Module 1 addresses care of healthy pregnant women in the first trimester and was publicly released on 27 March 2013. 

Module 2 addresses the care of healthy pregnant women in the second and third trimesters.  Public consultation on Module 2, with the exception of the diabetes chapter, occured in June 2013.

We now welcome your comments on the diabetes chapter.

What happens next

All comments on the diabetes chapter will be considered by the Department of Health and Expert Committees and may be published on the website (unless otherwise indicated) after Module 2 is publicly available.


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups


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  • Women's health
  • Chronic disease
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health