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RCOG statement on the Cochrane review into midwifery-led care

21 August 2013

An updated review, published today in The Cochrane Library, suggests that maternity care that involves a midwife as the main care provider leads to less interventions for most women.


RCOG statement on BMJ study on maternal obesity and risk of heart disease in offspring

14 August 2013

A BMJ study published today looks at whether maternal obesity during pregnancy is associated with increased mortality from cardiovascular events in adult offspring.  


RCOG release: Flight For Every Mother takes off

1 August 2013

Flight For Every Mother, a journey being undertaken by Dr Sophia Webster to promote safer pregnancy for women and highlight maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, officially departs today from Newcastle upon Tyne.


Launch of the RCOG single curriculum

1 August 2013

From 1 August 2013 the RCOG is moving all trainees, except those in their final year of training or those already in subspecialist training, to a single version of the core curriculum.


RCOG statement on the UNICEF report on FGM trends

23 July 2013

A new UNICEF report shows the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in countries where the practice is still common.


RCOG statement on the birth of the royal baby

22 July 2013

Today it is announced that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have had a baby boy.


BJOG release: Pre-pregnancy alcohol consumption affects alcohol use among pregnant women, suggests new study

17 July 2013

Most women who consume alcohol pre-pregnancy will continue to consume alcohol throughout their pregnancy even when healthcare guidelines promote abstinence, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and


RCOG launches new resource to aid commissioning of women’s health services

15 July 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), along with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH), are pleased to unveil a new e-resource to support Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England in the commissioning of


TOG release: Women at risk of developing postpartum psychosis need close monitoring, says new review

12 July 2013

There are clear risk factors for postpartum psychosis that all women should be asked about antenatally to ensure early recognition and prompt treatment of the condition, says a new review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).


RCOG statement on Cochrane Review on the timing of cord clamping

11 July 2013

A new systematic review by the Cochrane Library published today (11 July 2013) shows that delayed cord clamping results in increased haemoglobin concentration and iron stores in babies. However, researchers also found that babies who had later cord


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