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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.

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Care of Women with Obesity in Pregnancy (Green-top Guideline No. 72)
This guideline covers interventions prior to conception, and during and after pregnancy when caring for women with obesity.
Published 22/11/2018
Vasa Praevia: Diagnosis and Management (Green-top Guideline 27b)
This guideline describes the diagnostic modalities and reviews the evidence-based approach to the clinical management of pregnancies complicated by vasa praevia.
Published 27/09/2018
Placenta Praevia and Placenta Accreta: Diagnosis and Management (Green-top Guideline No. 27a)
This guideline describes the diagnostic modalities and reviews the evidence-based approach to the clinical management of pregnancies complicated by placenta praevia and placenta accreta.
Published 27/09/2018
Group B Streptococcal Disease, Early-onset (Green-top Guideline No. 36)
This guideline provides guidance for obstetricians, midwives and neonatologists on the prevention of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal (EOGBS) disease.
Published 13/09/2017
Management of Inherited Bleeding Disorders in Pregnancy (Green-top Guideline No. 71)
This guideline is intended for both specialist haematologists and obstetricians who have experience in managing pregnant patients with bleeding disorders. In addition, it may be a useful reference text for obstetric anaesthetists and neonatologists.
Published 27/04/2017
External Cephalic Version and Reducing the Incidence of Term Breech Presentation (Green-top Guideline No. 20a)
This guideline summarises the evidence regarding the routine use of external cephalic version (ECV) for breech presentation.
Published 16/03/2017
Management of Breech Presentation (Green-top Guideline No. 20b)
This guideline provides up-to-date information on methods of delivery for women with breech presentation.
Published 16/03/2017
Postpartum Haemorrhage, Prevention and Management (Green-top Guideline No. 52)
This guideline provides information about the prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), primarily for clinicians working in obstetric-led units in the UK; recommendations may be less appropriate for other settings where facilities, resources and routine practices differ.
Published 16/12/2016
Management of Bladder Pain Syndrome (Green-top Guideline No. 70)
This guideline provides evidence-based information for primary and secondary care clinicians on the symptoms and treatment options for bladder pain syndrome (BPS) in women.
Published 09/12/2016
Premenstrual Syndrome, Management (Green-top Guideline No. 48)
This guideline reviews the diagnosis, classification and management of premenstrual syndrome. In addition, the evidence for pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments is examined.
Published 01/12/2016