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Consensus Statements
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IPN has successfully convened numerous groups of experts and concerned individuals to develop policy documents addressing many of the complex perinatal issues in our state.

Consensus Statements:

  • Perinatal Loss: April 2008; Identifies the needs of women and families experiencing perinatal loss and recommends evidence-based standards of care and practice wisdom that promote respect for families and positive coping strategies. Executive Summary
  • Prenatal Care Guide: 2008; Covers screening, education and counseling; aimed at clinicians involved in the design and implementation of prenatal care services.
  • Family Support: April 2007; Alerts and informs health care providers on the need for family support during the perinatal period. When families experience high-risk pregnancies, the births of babies needing neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) support, the diagnoses of special-needs infants and perinatal losses, their needs must be assessed to allow for appropriate interventions, referrals and support.
  • Best Intentions: April 2007; Unplanned Pregnancies and the Well-Being of Indiana Families: addresses the complex issue of unintended pregnancy by exploring its consequences and the contributing factors. Underlying position statements demonstrate the need for common-ground solutions. The report presents a plan centered on actionable and measurable goals for Indiana and specific recommendations for the general public, health care providers and public policy makers.
  • Substance Use Disorders & Pregnancy Consensus Statement: March 2007; Poor birth outcomes related to substance use are 100 percent preventable. This consensus statement informs on the incidence and significance of substance abuse during pregnancy and recommends at the public policy, provider and consumer levels.

For more information, contact IPN at 317.924.0825 x4224 or ipn@indianaperinatal.org.

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