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Table 2 Transfer criteria during pregnancy

From: Comparison of midwife-led and consultant-led care of healthy women at low risk of childbirth complications in the Republic of Ireland: a randomised trial

Maternal Maternal Maternal Fetal
• Rhesus disease • Prolonged pregnancy i.e. > 40+10 • Gestational diabetes • Clinically suspected small for gestational age baby
• Atypical antibodies • Pre-term spontaneous rupture of the membranes • Pre-labour rupture of membranes at term for > 48 hrs • Known fetal anomaly
• Antepartum haemorrhage • Gestational Hypertension (≥ 140/90 mmHg) • Induction of labour • Oligo-hydramnious
• Multiple pregnancy • Eclampsia • Symptomatic vaginal discharge. • Poly-hydramnious
• Maternal request for prenatal screening • Pre-eclampsia • Unbooked pregnancy • Reduced fetal movements
• Plancental abruption • Proteinuria ≥ 1+ on repeat specimen at same visit. • Group B Strep  
• Unstable lie • Suspected thromboembolism • More than two admissions in ≥ 48 hours at term and not in established labour  
• Malpresentation after 37 completed weeks • Any itchy rash   
• Placenta praevia • Hb < 10 g/dL   
• Preterm labour before 37 completed weeks