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Guidelines

The RCOG produces guidelines as an aid to good clinical practice. Our guidelines present recognised methods and techniques for clinical practice, based on published evidence, for consideration by obstetricians/gynaecologists and other relevant health professionals. Find out more about the different types of guideline we publish.

All guidelines on this website are current and remain so until replaced. Find out how to access previous versions of guidelines.

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Sickle Cell Disease in Pregnancy, Management of (Green-top Guideline No. 61)
This guideline describes the management of pregnant women with sickle cell disease, including preconceptual screening and antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal management.
Published 26/08/2011
Small-for-Gestational-Age Fetus, Investigation and Management (Green-top Guideline No. 31)
This guideline reviews the risk factors for a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) fetus and provides recommendations regarding screening, diagnosis and management, including fetal monitoring and delivery.
Published 22/03/2013
Thalassaemia in Pregnancy, Management of Beta (Green-top 66)
This guideline provides evidence-based guidance on the management of women with beta (β) thalassaemia major and intermedia in pregnancy.
Published 27/03/2014
The Management of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Green-top Guideline No. 69)
This guideline summarises the evidence and how to manage women with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Published 22/06/2016
Third- and Fourth-degree Perineal Tears, Management (Green-top Guideline No. 29)
This guideline provides evidence-based guidance on the diagnosis, management and treatment of third- and fourth-degree perineal tears (obstetric anal sphincter injuries, referred to as OASIS). 
Published 12/06/2015
Thrombosis and Embolism during Pregnancy and the Puerperium, the Acute Management of (Green-top Guideline No. 37b)
This guideline provides advice on the immediate investigation and management of women in whom venous thromboembolism (VTE) is suspected during pregnancy and the puerperium.
Published 13/04/2015
Thrombosis and Embolism during Pregnancy and the Puerperium, Reducing the Risk (Green-top Guideline No. 37a)
This guideline provides advice on the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy and birth and following delivery.
Published 13/04/2015
Umbilical Cord Prolapse (Green-top Guideline No. 50)
This guideline provides evidence-based advice on the prevention, diagnosis and management of umbilical cord prolapse.
Published 05/11/2014
Urodynamic Stress Incontinence, Surgical Treatment (Green-top Guideline No. 35)
This guideline has been archived. Please see NICE clinical guideline No. 171: Urinary Incontinence: The Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women.
Published 01/10/2003
Vulval Skin Disorders, Management (Green-top Guideline No. 58)
This guideline has been archived. Please see the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) guideline on the management of vulval conditions.
Published 22/02/2011