Clinical care of pregnant and postpartum women with COVID-19: Living recommendations from the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, Joshua P. Vogel, Britta Tendal, Michelle Giles, Clare Whitehead, Wendy Burton, Samantha Chakraborty, Saskia Cheyne, Teena Downton, David Fraile Navarro, Glenda Gleeson, Adrienne Gordon, Jenny Hunt, Jackie Kitschke, Steven McDonald, Nolan McDonnell, Philippa Middleton, Tanya Millard, Melissa Murano, Jeremy OatsRhiannon Tate, Heath White, Julian Elliott, Vijay Roach, Caroline S.E. Homer, Sharon McGowan, Nicola Ballenden, Terri Lee Barrett, Vanessa Beavis, James Beckford Saunders, Tanya Buchanan, Marina Buchanan-Grey, Dawn Casey, Marita Cowie, Joseph Doyle, Mark Frydenberg, Danijela Gnjidic, Sally Green, Rohan Greenland, Ken Griffin, Stephan Groombridge, Louise Hardy, Alison Hodak, Anthony Holley, Vase Jovanovska, Sabina Knight, Kristin Michaels, Peter Morley, Julia Morphet, Suzi Nou, Phillip Russo

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To date, 18 living recommendations for the clinical care of pregnant and postpartum women with COVID-19 have been issued by the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce. This includes recommendations on mode of birth, delayed umbilical cord clamping, skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding, rooming-in, antenatal corticosteroids, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, disease-modifying treatments (including dexamethasone, remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine), venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and advanced respiratory support interventions (prone positioning and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation). Through continuous evidence surveillance, these living recommendations are updated in near real-time to ensure clinicians in Australia have reliable, evidence-based guidelines for clinical decision-making. Please visit for the latest recommendation updates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)840-851
Number of pages12
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Dec 2020


  • Australia
  • COVID-19
  • guidelines
  • perinatal care
  • pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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