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RCOG statement on cervical screening awareness week, 9 – 15 June 2013

10 June 2013

This week marks Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW), a UK-wide initiative lead by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to highlight the importance of cervical screening in the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer.


RCOG statement on new research into facial expressions of fetuses

6 June 2013

The researchers from Durham and Lancaster Universities took 4D scans of 15 healthy fetuses. They found that fetuses develop from making very simple one-dimensional expressions at 24 weeks to complex multi-dimensional expressions by the time the


RCOG release: Mothers-to-be should be aware of unintentional chemical exposures, say experts

5 June 2013

Pregnant women should be made aware of the sources and routes of chemical exposure in order to minimise harm to their unborn child despite current uncertainty surrounding their effects, say experts from the Royal College of Obstetricians and


RCOG statement on emergency caesarean section rates

4 June 2013

Experts speaking at Euroanaesthesia, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) say today that there is an increasing need for safe emergency anaesthesia as cases of emergency caesarean section (CS) continue to rise.


RCOG release: New Board of Trustees appointed to oversee business of the College

3 June 2013

A new Board of Trustees overseeing the business of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) officially starts today.


RCOG statement on Baby & You magazine

29 May 2013

Baby & You (formerly You and Your Family by CW Publishing) is published by B&Y Publishing Ltd, in association with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and is a free magazine.


BJOG release: Women with unintended pregnancy are more likely to suffer from postpartum depression, suggests new study

8 May 2013

Women with unintended pregnancy are four times more likely to suffer from postpartum depression at twelve months postpartum, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  


RCOG statement on the NCT and NFWI report ‘Support Overdue: Women’s Experiences of Maternity Services’

2 May 2013

The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) and NCT have launched a report ‘Support Overdue: Women’s Experiences of Maternity Services’ examining the experiences of 5,500 women who gave birth in the UK in the past five years.


RCOG release: New report reveals wide variation in practice and outcomes among English maternity units

2 May 2013

Wide variation in practice and outcomes exists across maternity units in England finds a new report published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


BJOG release: Women who conceive with assisted reproduction are more likely to experience psychological trauma after miscarriage

1 May 2013

Subfertile women who conceive through assisted reproduction are more likely to experience a greater traumatic impact following early pregnancy loss compared with women who conceive naturally, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An


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