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29 July 2015

RCOG statement: New study finds caesarean ‘safest’ for breech delivery

A study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG) today examines the risks of vaginal breech delivery on the health of a baby.


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29 July 2015

BJOG release: Caesarean birth ‘safest’ for breech delivery

The relative risks of a baby dying or suffering complications after a vaginal breech delivery are higher than in planned caesarean section, however, the absolute risks are low, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). 

29 July 2015

RCOG statement: Advice on nutrition in pregnancy

A new study, based on fruit-flies, from the Medical Research Council’s Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London, has suggested that women may not need to ‘eat for two’ during pregnancy because the body could adapt to absorb more energy from the same amount of food.

22 July 2015

RCOG statement: Prevalence of FGM in England and Wales

A new report published by City University London and Equality Now provides national and local estimates of the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in England and Wales.


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22 July 2015

BJOG release: Serum biomarkers can predict women at risk of pre-eclampsia

Levels of biomarkers in the blood of pregnant women can be used to predict which women are at risk of pre-eclampsia, finds a study published today (22 July) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). ADMA and Hcy, both known to be raised in women with pre-eclampsia, are present in the blood in higher than normal concentrations a month before the onset of the condition.


17 July 2015

RCOG release: Choosing to have a caesarean section

The risks and benefits of a “planned” or “elective” caesarean section are discussed in new Patient Information published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


15 July 2015

RCOG announcement: Letter from Department of Health on FGM

The public health minister Jane Ellison MP sent a letter on 10 July to the NHS calling healthcare professionals to remain vigilant during the ‘cutting season’, the school holidays when young girls are taken abroad for FGM


10 July 2015

RCOG release: Updated guidelines on the care of women with FGM

Clinical management of women with female genital mutilation (FGM) requires high quality care that is accessible, sensitive and informed, while safeguarding girls at risk, according to revised guidelines published today (10 July) by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


8 July 2015

TOG press release: Review examines strategies to prevent stillbirth

A review in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) finds that reducing the risk of stillbirth calls for better monitoring of women during their pregnancy to help find those whose babies’ lives could be saved by early delivery.


1 July 2015

RCOG/BSUG statement on the Cochrane review of mid-urethral sling operations

The new Cochrane systematic review ‘Mid-urethral sling operations for stress urinary incontinence in women (Review)’ published today (1 July 2015) has found that mid-urethral slings (tapes) to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have been shown to be effective with low complication rates both immediately and up to five years.


29 June 2015

The RCOG Signs up to Safety

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has pledged to improve patient safety as part of the national campaign, Sign up to Safety.


26 June 2015

RCOG release: The early diagnosis and treatment of pelvic girdle pain

Pelvic girdle pain affects one in five pregnant women and can severely affect a woman’s mobility and quality of life. Early diagnosis and treatment should relieve pain and prevent symptoms from worsening, states new Patient Information published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


22 June 2015

RCOG release: what polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) means for long term health

The long term effects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can, for many women, be managed by health and lifestyle changes states new Patient Information published today (22 June) by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


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