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18 September 2013
Pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) that is too high or too low are more likely to have maternal complications, require additional hospital care and incur higher medical costs, according to a new study published today in BJOG: An
12 September 2013
The Future Hospital Commission, established by the Royal College of Physicians in March 2012, have published the report Future hospital: caring for medical patients.
11 September 2013
In straightforward low-risk pregnancies, obese women who have previously had at least one baby are less likely to experience obstetric complications during labour and birth than low-risk first-time mothers, suggests a new study published today in
6 September 2013
Good asthma management during pregnancy is vital during pregnancy as poor asthma control can have adverse effects on maternal and fetal outcomes, says a new review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).
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.
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.
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.
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.
23 July 2013
A new UNICEF report shows the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in countries where the practice is still common.
22 July 2013
Today it is announced that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have had a baby boy.