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BJOG release: Caesarean birth ‘safest’ for breech delivery

29 July 2015

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

RCOG statement: Advice on nutrition in pregnancy

29 July 2015

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

RCOG statement: Prevalence of FGM in England and Wales

22 July 2015

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.

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

22 July 2015

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

RCOG release: Choosing to have a caesarean section

17 July 2015

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).

RCOG announcement: Letter from Department of Health on FGM

15 July 2015

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

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

10 July 2015

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

TOG press release: Review examines strategies to prevent stillbirth

8 July 2015

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.

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

1 July 2015

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

The RCOG Signs up to Safety

29 June 2015

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

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