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RCOG policy briefing: Maternal health project - It's better to ask and Three Ps in a pod

News 12 July 2016

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) and other partners were involved in a project aimed at preventing maternal morbidity and mortality based on the latest findings of the MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiries.

Preventing maternal mortality: It’s ok to ask reminds maternity professionals about the indirect causes of maternal death during pregnancy and in the postnatal period. It includes information about looking out for the physical and psychological symptoms which indicate that a mother may be in need of further medical attention. More information can be found here.

Information for members

The project has also produced an animated video about the physical, neurological and mental health conditions that can have an effect on pregnancy. View this short video on YouTube.

Identifying these problems may require help from other specialists and RCOG members must work in multidisciplinary teams and speak to clinical colleagues if they are ever doubtful about a woman’s state.

View the Three Ps in a Pod poster here (PDF).

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