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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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Chronic Pelvic Pain, Initial Management (Green-top Guideline No. 41)
This guideline provides an evidence-based summary for the generalist to facilitate appropriate investigation and management of women presenting for the first time with chronic pelvic pain.
Published 23/05/2012
Sepsis in Pregnancy, Bacterial (Green-top Guideline No. 64a)
This guideline covers the recognition and management of serious bacterial illness in the antenatal and intrapartum periods and its management in secondary care.
Published 25/04/2012
Sepsis following Pregnancy, Bacterial (Green-top Guideline No. 64b)
This guideline provides guidance in the management of sepsis in the puerperium (sepsis developing after birth until 6 weeks postnatally).
Published 25/04/2012
Shoulder Dystocia (Green-top Guideline No. 42)
This guideline reviews the evidence regarding the possible prediction, prevention and management of shoulder dystocia.
Published 28/03/2012
Antepartum Haemorrhage (Green-top Guideline No. 63)
This guideline provides advice for clinicians working in obstetric units on how to deal with antepartum haemorrhage.
Published 05/12/2011
Ovarian Masses in Premenopausal Women, Management of Suspected (Green-top Guideline No. 62)
This guideline aims to assist clinicians with the initial assessment and appropriate management of suspected ovarian masses in premenopausal women.
Published 02/12/2011
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
Venous Thromboembolism and Hormone Replacement Therapy (Green-top Guideline No. 19)
This guideline has been archived. Please see the guideline produced by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH).
Published 31/05/2011
Cervical Cerclage (Green-top Guideline No. 60)
This guideline has been archived. Please see the NICE guideline [NG25] Preterm labour and birth.
Published 19/05/2011
Recurrent Miscarriage, Investigation and Treatment of Couples (Green-top Guideline No. 17)
This guideline provides guidance on the investigation and treatment of couples with three or more first-trimester miscarriages, or one or more second-trimester miscarriages.
Published 19/05/2011