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

RCOG

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.

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

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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.

Information about the pertusis (whooping cough) vaccination programme

RCOG

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.  

RCOG statement on draft NICE guidelines on the management of antenatal and postnatal mental health

RCOG

NICE is in the process of updating its guideline on the clinical management of antenatal and postnatal mental health.

RCOG statement: BJOG study into third and fourth degree perineal tearing

RCOG

A new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists examines the mode of delivery and recurrence rate in a pregnancy subsequent to a third or fourth degree perineal tear.

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