Best practice statement : maternal history taking

Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Publication date:
31 July 2008


The maternal history taking best practice statement was originally published in 2004. This 2008 guideline updates the original four sections of the best practice statement (who, where, when and how) with recent evidence-based literature and two new sections have also been added . Section five identifies the core elements to be included in the maternal history taking appointment and provides information to support the Scottish Woman Held Maternity Record. Section six focuses on women who may receive an inequitable service and raises awareness of the possible impact of health and social inequalities on women and their families.