Information for parents and carers
Pregnancy and birth
- Breastfeeding your baby (PDF,379kB)
- Blood loss after birth (PDF, 508kB)
- Early labour (PDF, 275kB)
- Ectopic pregnancy (PDF, 406kB)
- Fetal monitoring in labour (PDF, 512kB)
- Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in pregnancy (PDF, 278kB)
- High blood pressure (hypertension) in pregnancy (PDF, 849kB)
- Induction of labour (IOL) (PDF, 889kB)
- Pain and bleeding in pregnancy (PDF, 513kB)
- Perineal tears (PDF, 634kB)
- Perineal tears - 3rd and 4th degree (PDF, 445kB)
- Preterm labour and birth (PDF, 316kB)
- RhD negative blood type in pregnancy (PDF, 394kB)
- Seatbelts and pregnancy (PDF, 476kB)
- Seatbelts and pregnancy poster (PDF, 228kB)
- Therapeutic termination of pregnancy (PDF, 213kB)
- Using drugs in pregnancy (PDF,321kB)
- Vaginal birth after caesarean section (PDF, 786kB)
- Vaginal examination in labour (PDF, 438kB)
- Weight management and pregnancy (PDF, 420kB)
- Hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (PDF, 337kB)
- Neonatal (newborn) abstinence syndrome (NAS) (PDF, 301kB)
- Jaundice in newborn babies (PDF, 611kB) (Updated Dec 2017)
- Newborn hypoglycaemia (PDF, 452kB)
- Newborn resuscitation (PDF, 422kB)
- Routine newborn assessment (PDF, 429kB)
- Small for gestational age baby (PDF, 842kB)
- Seizures in newborn babies (PDF, 479kB)
- Stillbirth (PDF, 266kB)
- Autopsy for stillborn babies (PDF, 434kB)
- Transferring a sick or unwell baby (PDF, 429kB)
The parent information sheets below are made available for ease of reference. The documents were not developed by Queensland Clinical Guidelines (QCG) and are not maintained by QCG.
- Diabetes in pregnancy
- What is gestational diabetes (PDF, 611kB)
- Gestational Diabetes Mellitus booklet (PDF, 945kB)
- Gestational Diabetes Mellitus - Important postnatal information (PDF, 707kB)
- Health Eating for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (PDF, 2.84MB)
- Commencing Insulin therapy (PDF, 800kB)
- Metformin information (PDF, 540kB)
- PSANZ Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Alliance—Parent information (external to Queensland Health)
- Baby CPR video for parents—Video for parents and carers about how to resuscitate a baby. Developed by CPR Kids.
Consumers representatives participate in statewide working parties as part of a multidisciplinary team that also includes doctors, midwives, nurses and allied health staff. Working parties provide expert opinion on the scope and content of clinical guidelines and related works. The consumer role may include commenting on aspects of care, sensitive and respectful language, and the flow of information.
QCG Consumer engagement strategy (PDF, 820kb) - details how Queensland Clinical Guidelines (QCG) and consumers work together during development of clinical guidelines and related works.
Consumer role description (PDF, 407kb) – Details the role, requirements and selection of consumer representatives.
Payment for QCG consumer representatives (PDF, 384kb) - Consumers selected for working party membership are paid a standard fee for participating
Become a QCG consumer representative
What to do (complete both steps):
- Register as a consumer representative - receive email notifications about opportunities to participate (must be a member of a consumer organisation)
- Submit a brief expression of interest (EOI) for each opportunity that interests you (Instructions are contained within notification emails)
Two consumer representatives will usually be selected for each working party or guideline related work.
Requirements for working party membership
To participate in a working party consumer representatives are required to:
- Be endorsed by a consumer organisation to represent the views of it’s members
- Declare conflicts of interest when submitting an EOI
- Sign the Consumer Engagement Agreement agreeing to the Code of Conduct
- Consent to a Criminal History Check (once only) – required under the Public Services Act
- Complete an induction to QCG (once only)
Criminal History Checks and compliance to the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service are required for all employees, volunteers, students, consultants and independent contractors under the Public Service Act and Queensland Government policy.
Access to a phone, computer and internet, and some computer literacy is required as working parties do not meet face-to-face. No formal qualifications are necessary.
Queensland Health employees can not be remunerated for consumer representation.