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BJOG release: Overweight and obese women at higher risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes, says new study

27 March 2013

Overweight and obese women are more likely to require specialist medical care during their pregnancy due to the increased risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of


2013 RCOG Presidential election result

27 March 2013

The Officers and Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) are pleased to announce that Dr David Richmond has been elected as the new RCOG President and will take up his post from 27 September 2013.


RCOG statement on the Government’s response to the second Francis Inquiry

26 March 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Government’s response 'Patients First and Foremost' to the Francis Inquiry released today.


RCOG release: Pregnant women should be assessed for a small for gestational age fetus to identify those at high risk

22 March 2013

All pregnant women should be assessed for small for gestational age (SGA) risk factors in the first trimester of pregnancy but regular measurement of fetal size by ultrasound is only required when major risk factors for impaired fetal growth are


RCOG release: Simple lifestyle changes may reduce the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse

22 March 2013

Pelvic organ prolapse is very common. Half of women over the age of 50 experience symptoms and 1 in 10 women by the age of 80 will have had surgery for prolapse, however simple lifestyle changes can also help, advises new RCOG patient information


BJOG release: New study suggests demographic factors can predict which women are at an increased risk of operative births

20 March 2013

Independent maternal demographic factors such as social status, ethnicity and maternal age can predict the likelihood of operative births in the UK, according a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and


RCOG release: Advice for women on cervical smear tests and pregnancy

20 March 2013

Women who are invited for their routine smear test whilst they are pregnant can wait until after their baby is born but there are circumstances when women should still attend for their smear or colposcopy, advises new patient information published


RCOG statement on new study on maternal vitamin D levels in pregnancy

19 March 2013

A new study, published today in The Lancet, states that maternal vitamin D levels in pregnancy do not affect children’s bone health.


RCOG statement on the outcome of the Commission on the Status of Women

19 March 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the agreement by Member States at the 57th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to declare an end to violence against women and girls.


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