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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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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
Obstetric Cholestasis (Green-top Guideline No. 43)
This guideline summarises the evidence for the fetal risks associated with obstetric cholestasis and provides guidance on the different management choices and the options available for its treatment.
Published 19/05/2011
Breast Cancer, Pregnancy and (Green-top Guideline No. 12)
This guideline provides clinical guidance for all health professionals who care for women of childbearing age with a diagnosis or history of breast cancer.
Published 27/04/2011
Rhesus D Prophylaxis, The Use of Anti-D Immunoglobulin for (Green-top Guideline No. 22)
This guideline has been archived. Please see the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) guideline on anti-D administration in pregnancy.
Published 27/04/2011
Hysteroscopy, Best Practice in Outpatient (Green-top Guideline No. 59)
This guideline provides clinicians with evidence-based information regarding outpatient hysteroscopy, with a focus on minimising pain and optimising the woman’s experience.
Published 27/04/2011
Reduced Fetal Movements (Green-top Guideline No. 57)
This guideline reviews the risk factors for reduced fetal movements in pregnancy and makes management recommendations
Published 25/02/2011
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This guideline has been archived.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
Preterm Labour, Tocolytic Drugs (Green-top Guideline No. 1B)
This guideline has been archived. Please see the NICE guideline [NG25] Preterm labour and birth.
Published 22/02/2011
Maternal Collapse in Pregnancy and the Puerperium (Green-top Guideline No. 56)
This guideline covers the different causes of maternal collapse, the identification of women at increased risk and the management of maternal collapse.
Published 01/02/2011
Operative Vaginal Delivery (Green-top Guideline No. 26)
This guideline provides evidence-based information on the use of forceps and vacuum extractor for both rotational and non-rotational operative vaginal deliveries.
Published 01/02/2011