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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). 

RCOG response to the Kirkup Report

22 May 2015

 The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has produced its formal response to the Kirkup Report. 

RCOG release: The RCOG is committed to eradicating obstetric fistula

21 May 2015

Obstetric fistula is a preventable condition, caused by prolonged, obstructed labour. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 50,000 to 100,000 young women all over the world are affected every year and an estimated 2 million women are

RCOG statement: New study examining the effects of prolonged use of paracetamol during pregnancy

21 May 2015

A study published by the University of Edinburgh today (20 May) has suggested that prolonged paracetamol use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone in unborn baby boys.

Professor Lesley Regan awarded ACOG Honorary Fellowship

18 May 2015

We are delighted to announce that Professor Lesley Regan, RCOG Vice President for Strategic Development, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG).

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