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RCOG release: Many women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding wait over a year before being referred to secondary care

11 July 2012

Over 70% of women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) had symptoms for over a year before being referred to secondary care and a third of women received no treatment in primary care, finds the second annual report of the National HMB Audit


RCOG release: When a baby dies before birth – new patient information published

2 July 2012

New patient information providing parents with guidance about the care they will receive during and after the death of their baby is published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


Supporting information for revalidation published today

28 June 2012

The RCOG and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare have published supporting information for revalidation of doctors today.


BJOG release: Women with a fear of childbirth endure a longer labour finds new research

27 June 2012

Women who have a fear of childbirth spend longer in labour than women who have no such fear, suggests new research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


BJOG release: Danish studies suggest low and moderate drinking in early pregnancy has no adverse effects on children aged five

20 June 2012

Low and moderate weekly alcohol consumption in early pregnancy is not associated with adverse neuropsychological effects in children aged five, suggests a series of papers published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and


RCOG release: New BJOG Editor-in-Chief announced

20 June 2012

Professor Khalid Khan is the new Editor-in-Chief of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


RCOG statement on new BJOG research looking at alcohol consumption in early pregnancy and its effects on children

20 June 2012

Five Danish research papers are published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology focussing on alcohol levels and its effect on neurodevelopment of children aged five years.


BJOG release: Elective birth at 37 weeks gestation safer for mothers carrying uncomplicated twins, new research suggests

13 June 2012

For women with an uncomplicated twin pregnancy, elective birth at 37 weeks gestation is associated with a significant reduction in risk of serious adverse outcomes for the baby, suggests new research published today in BJOG: An International Journal


RCOG statement on appointment of MBRRACE-UK to conduct national Maternal, Newborn and Infant Clinical Outcomes Programme

13 June 2012

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has appointed MBRRACE-UK (Mothers and Babies - Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK) to conduct the national Maternal, Newborn and Infant Clinical Outcomes Review


RCOG statement on Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2012

12 June 2012

Cervical Screening Awareness Week runs from 10–16 June 2012.


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