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Each Baby Counts report finds solutions to tackle baby deaths and brain injuries

12 October 2017

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) has today published the first full Each Baby Counts report [link] into all stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occurred during childbirth in 2015.


Study suggests epidural does not slow second stage of labour

11 October 2017

A study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynaecology, showed that the use of epidural analgesia in the second stage of labour made no difference to duration of labour, and suggests that the practise of minimising pain management in labour


Children born prematurely have greater risk of developmental difficulties

11 October 2017

Babies born preterm – at any degree – have a greater risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties and these problems persist throughout school years, finds a new study published online in BJOG: An International Journal of


RCOG signs the SheDecides manifesto

28 September 2017

SheDecides is a global movement to support the fundamental rights of girls and women to decide freely and for themselves about their sexual lives, including whether, when, with whim and how many children they have.


Over 25 million unsafe abortions take place every year

28 September 2017

Of the 55.7 million abortions that take place worldwide every year, 25.5 million are unsafe according to a new study published in The Lancet. Nearly half of all abortions are unsafe, with the vast majority of these (97%, 24 million) taking


Over 60% of women with endometriosis go on to have multiple surgical procedures

27 September 2017

Women with endometriosis have a significantly higher risk of multiple operations, shorter time to repeat surgery and hysterectomy compared with those without the condition, reveals a large study published in BJOG: An International Journal of


RCOG backs decriminalisation of abortion

22 September 2017

The Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has voted strongly in favour to support the removal of criminal sanctions associated with abortion in the UK. The College sought a position on this matter as it represents


RCOG statement on hormone therapy use for menopause

13 September 2017

Hormone therapy use up to 7 years among postmenopausal women was not associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular, cancer, or all causes for nearly 2 decades of follow up, a new analysis shows.The results from the Women's Health


RCOG release: Women in preterm labour to be offered antibiotics to combat GBS

13 September 2017

Women who go into labour before 37 weeks of pregnancy should be offered antibiotics to prevent a possible transmission of Group B Streptococcal (GBS), according to updated guidance published today (13 September) by the Royal College of Obstetricians


RCOG statement on new research on drinking during pregnancy

12 September 2017

New research published in BMJ Open suggests evidence for the potentially harmful effects of light or occasional drinking in pregnancy is 'surprisingly limited', but women are still better off avoiding all alcohol while pregnant.


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