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Major step forward in battle against Group B Strep with launch of new leaflet

19 December 2017

The battle against group B Strep (GBS) took a huge leap forward today with the launch of a new patient leaflet which will be provided to all pregnant women for the first time.

RCOG and BSUG response to NICE guidance on transvaginal mesh repair for prolapse

15 December 2017

This NICE IPG refers only to the use of mesh to reinforce pelvic organ prolapse repair for anterior and posterior wall prolapse. It does not refer to the use of mesh or tape for stress urinary incontinence or vaginal vault surgery which are subject

Doctors & midwives express concern as 6 in 10 pregnant women miss out on flu jab

8 December 2017

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM) are reminding all pregnant women to take up the offer of free flu vaccination this winter to protect themselves and their baby from complications caused

RCOG & RCM joint statement on MBBRACE-UK report on maternal deaths

8 December 2017

New figures reveal no significant reduction in the number of women who died during or after pregnancy between 2013 and 2015, according to the latest report from MBBRACE-UK. The overall death rate in the UK is now 8.8 per 100,000. 

RCOG/RCM joint response to the Maternity Safety Strategy

28 November 2017

As leaders of the professional bodies for midwives and obstetricians, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM) welcome this refreshed Maternity Safety Strategy and the targets and

RCOG/RCM joint statement in response to MBRRACE-UK report on stillbirths

28 November 2017

Stillbirth and neonatal deaths have more than halved in the UK from 0.62 to 0.28 per 1,000 total births since 1993, representing a fall of around 220 intrapartum (term) deaths per year, according to new figures published today. 

Stillbirth risk is doubled if pregnant women sleep on their backs in third trimester

20 November 2017

New research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology suggests that the risk of stillbirth is doubled if pregnant women sleep on their backs during the third trimester. 

Inducing first-time mothers aged 35 and over earlier could reduce stillbirths

15 November 2017

A study published in PLOS Medicine has found that inducing first-time mothers aged 35 and over at 40 weeks could reduce the risk of stillbirth and neonatal death (the death of a baby 7 days after birth), when compared to current guidelines which

Top miscarriage research priorities identified by women and health professionals

10 November 2017

More research is needed to improve psychological and emotional support for women and their partners affected by miscarriage, reveals a survey published in BMJ Open and presented at the Association of Early Pregnancy Unit’s (AEPU) annual conference

Maternity audit publishes report to help NHS services deliver improvements

9 November 2017

The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) today publishes a major clinical report that identifies areas of good practice and opportunities for improvement in the care of women and babies in maternity services across Britain.

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