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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.


RCOG statement on new NICE guideline on endometriosis

6 September 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first guideline to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of women with endometriosis.  


RCOG statement on Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting third child

4 September 2017

Dr Manjeet Shehmar, Consultant Obstetrician and Spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, says:


BJOG release: ‘Vaginal seeding’ birth trend could do more harm than good

23 August 2017

The potential benefits of vaginal seeding do not outweigh the risks, according to a group of doctors who reviewed the available evidence published today (23 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


RCOG statement on the NMPA report

11 August 2017

Commenting in response to the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) Organisational Report 2017, Professor Lesley Regan, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), said:


National audit describes how maternity and neonatal care is provided

10 August 2017

A new report finds large increase in midwife-led units co-located with obstetric units, increasing birthplace choice for pregnant women - but also describesvariation in availability of staff, facilities and services


RCOG Vice President takes on RideLondon to raise funds for Each Baby Counts

25 July 2017

On 30 July, Edward Morris, Vice President of Clinical Quality at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), will jump on his bike to race the Prudential RideLondon and help raise funds for Each Baby Counts – a national clinical


RCOG and BSUG response to NHS Mesh report

25 July 2017

NHS England has today published a new report setting out progress to improve information about treatment options and support for women with stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. 


‘Eating for two’ pregnancy myth still risks harming mothers and their babies

24 July 2017

Information for women about how much they should eat during pregnancy is still not reaching many families, potentially putting the health of pregnant women and their unborn babies at risk. 


RCOG statement on the Tobacco Control Plan

18 July 2017

The Government has released its Tobacco Control Plan which outlines plans to halve smoking in pregnancy by 2022, from 10.7% to 6% or under. 


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