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

26 June 2015

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

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

22 June 2015

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).

RCOG statement: Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2015

15 June 2015

This week (15-21 June 2015) is Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW), a UK-wide initiative led by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. It aims to highlight the importance of cervical screening (smear test) in preventing cervical cancer. 

RCOG release: Updated guidance on third- and fourth- degree perineal tears

12 June 2015

Early identification and appropriate repair of severe perineal tearing is vital in reducing the physical and mental impact of these injuries, according to updated guidelines published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (

RCOG statement: MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report

10 June 2015

Today MBRRACE-UK publish the Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report, examining the number of perinatal deaths in 2013, as a continuation of the national surveillance programme of perinatal mortality established in the early 1990s.

BJOG release: Moderate exercise helps prevent gestational diabetes

3 June 2015

Women who exercise during pregnancy are less likely to have gestational diabetes, and the exercise also helps to reduce maternal weight gain, finds a study published today in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

RCOG statement: New JAMA study on antidepressant use in late pregnancy

3 June 2015

A study published today in JAMA, suggests that use of antidepressants late in pregnancy may be associated with a small increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). 

NICE launch consultation on draft guideline on reducing preterm birth

1 June 2015

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a consultation today on the draft guideline on premature birth. 

Changes to the MRCOG Exam in September 2016

29 May 2015

In September 2016 the MRCOG examination will be changing.

RCOG release: Blood transfusion in obstetrics can be a life-saving procedure

29 May 2015

Obstetric conditions associated with the need for blood transfusion must be managed carefully in a multidisciplinary team, states the latest guidance published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 

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