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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.

BJOG release: New study examines mode of delivery following a perineal tear and recurrence rate in subsequent pregnancies

BJOG-2012

There is an increased risk of severe perineal tearing during childbirth in women who had such a tear in a previous delivery, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

RCOG statement on new Lancet series on midwifery care globally

RCOG

The Lancet Series, produced by an international group of academics, clinicians, professional midwives, policymakers and advocates for women and children, is the largest examination of midwifery ever conducted.

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