BJOG release: Is China’s 50% caesarean section delivery rate too high?


Efforts must be made to decrease China’s increasing caesarean section rate, suggests a new commentary published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

RCOG statement on new Dutch study examining breech delivery and neonatal outcomes


A new study published today in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggests neonatal outcomes in the Netherlands have improved since the publication of the Term Breech Trial, due to increased elective caesarean  rates.

RCOG Clinical Advisor to Baby & You magazine vacancy


The RCOG is seeking a clinician with an interest in maternal and newborn care and patient information, to become an RCOG Clinical Advisor to Baby and You magazine.

BJOG release: New study examines the association between maternal age and emergency delivery


An increased risk of emergency operative delivery is linked with increasing maternal age, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

The RCOG recognises its Foundation Fellows and Members who served in the First World War


Today marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. The RCOG joins in the remembrance of the many lives lost and recognises the role played by many of its Foundation Fellows and Members who served in the War, whether as medical officers with the Royal Army Medical Corps or among the many services on land, at sea and in the air.

Changes to Workplace-based assessments


As of 1 August 2014, the way Workplace-based assessments (WPBAs) are delivered within the specialty training programme has changed.

RCOG release: Four year national audit shows improved treatment for women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB)


The final report of a four-year national audit published today shows improved treatment for women with heavy menstrual bleeding, with 90% of women rating their care as good, very good or excellent.

RCOG statement on Miscarriage Association’s ‘Partners Too’ campaign


The Miscarriage Association is today launching a public awareness campaign, ‘Partners Too’, to highlight the issue of the partners of women who miscarry and direct those affected to sources of help and information.

TOG release: Low dose aspirin and calcium supplementation for prevention of pre-eclampsia

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Low dose aspirin started before 16 weeks gestation and calcium supplementation after 20 weeks gestation in low-intake populations can prevent the onset of pre-eclampsia in pregnancies at risk of the condition, states a new review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).

Information about the pertusis (whooping cough) vaccination programme


The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that the pertussis vaccine continues to be offered to all pregnant women for another five years.  

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