Perinatal Practice Guidelines
The South Australian Perinatal Practice Guidelines (SAPPG) outline the principles for managing pregnancy and newborn related conditions and/or performing a procedure related to pregnancy and/or the newborn.
The SAPPG are designed as a guide for the following clinicians:
- general practitioners
- trainee medical officers
- registered midwives
The SAPPG are intended for use throughout South Australia and govern only those aspects of pregnancy care that require medical authorisation. They provide clinicians state-wide access to a uniform process of clinical assessment, decision making and practice. Clinicians should use these guidelines within the context of offering individualised care for pregnant women and their babies.
Find Perinatal Practice Guidelines by category or by topic (below).
First trimester medical and surgical termination of pregnancy (PDF 519KB) (Restricted - password protected)
- Parent information: for babies born 20 – 22 weeks (PDF 446KB)
- Parent information: for babies born 23 – 24 weeks (PDF 486KB)
- Parent information: for babies born 25 weeks (PDF 500KB)
Perinatal loss (PDF 881KB) (Restricted – password required)
- Arabic (PDF 603KB)
- Chinese (PDF 613KB)
- Chinese Traditional (PDF 623KB)
- Dinka (PDF 495KB)
- English (PDF 252KB)
- Hindi (PDF 561KB)
- Tagalog (PDF 436KB)
- Vietnamese (PDF 597KB)