This application for smartphones is based on the 3rd edition of the ACM National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral (also available as a waterproof print and online on the ACM website: https://www.midwives.org.au).
It provides information to assist midwives to integrate evidence with experience (clinical judgment) in providing midwifery care and to assist midwives in their discussions with women regarding the suitability of different maternity care options. The Guidelines are not intended as a guide to the most appropriate place for birth.
The Guidelines are not designed to be prescriptive. They should not be interpreted and/or used as a substitute for an individual midwife’s decision-making and judgment in situations where care has been negotiated within the context of informed decision-making by a woman.