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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.

You can browse all of our guidelines below, or search for guidelines by type, by subject or by keyword.

We also publish a range of patient information leaflets.

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Clamping of the Umbilical Cord and Placental Transfusion (Scientific Impact Paper No. 14)
This paper summarises the physiology of cord clamping and reviews the evidence related to timing of clamping.
Published 27/02/2015
Diabetes in pregnancy (NICE clinical guideline 3)
This guideline offers evidence-based advice on managing diabetes and its complications in women who are planning pregnancy and those who are already pregnant.
Published 25/02/2015
Genetic Predisposition to Gynaecological Cancers, Management of Women with a (Scientific Impact Paper No. 48)
This paper considers the risks related to gene mutations and the options for reducing or managing the risk of gynaecological cancer.
Published 04/02/2015
Exercise in Pregnancy (Statement No. 4)
This statement has now been archived.
Published 04/02/2015
Chronic Pelvic Pain Relief, Therapies Targeting the Nervous System for (Scientific Impact Paper No. 46)
This paper describes the options for treating women with chronic pelvic pain that target the nervous system.
Published 28/01/2015
Obtaining Valid Consent (Clinical Governance Advice No. 6)
This guidance provides a good practice framework for obtaining valid consent in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Published 28/01/2015
Fetal Scalp Lactate as an Alternative to Scalp pH, Is it Time for UK Obstetricians to Accept (Scientific Impact Paper No. 47)
This Scientific Impact Paper has been archived.
Published 28/01/2015
Chickenpox in Pregnancy (Green-top Guideline No. 13)
This guideline assesses the evidence regarding the maternal and fetal risks of varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in pregnancy and whether these complications can be prevented or modified by the administration of varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) or by treatment with aciclovir.
Published 21/01/2015
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in children and young people (NICE clinical guideline 1)
This NICE guideline offers evidence-based advice on the recognition, diagnosis and management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in children and young people.
Published 14/01/2015
Intrapartum care (NICE clinical guideline 190)
This guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care of women and their babies during labour and immediately after the birth. It covers healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies entering labour at low risk of developing intrapartum complications.
Published 01/12/2014