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Local mum will run for mothers globally when she takes on the Edinburgh Marathon

25 May 2017

Fiona Christie was left fighting for life after she lost three times the amount of blood in her body, following a dangerous complication that developed from giving birth to her daughter. The 39-year-old from Edinburgh suffered a major postpartum


RCOG/FSRH publish manifesto for general election 2017

4 May 2017

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) today publish a joint manifesto for the general election on Thursday 8 June 2017.


RCOG statement on drug treatment for excessive blood loss after childbirth

28 April 2017

A major trial published in The Lancet shows that a cheap and widely available medication can reduce deaths from severe bleeding after childbirth; the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. The study of 20,000 women from 21 countries


RCOG response to UK general election

28 April 2017

Ahead of the UK general election on 8 June, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists calls on political parties to support women’s health priorities.


BMS/RCOG statement on the ‘Kirsty Wark: The Menopause and Me’ documentary

18 April 2017

Dr Heather Currie, Chair of the British Menopause Society (BMS), said: "The screening of ‘Kirsty Wark: The Menopause and Me’ is both welcome and timely. It shares information and experiences that women will find useful, but also adds


Women’s right to safe and timely healthcare: RCOG World Congress 2017

6 April 2017

More than 2,300 delegates from 77 countries packed into the Cape Town International Convention Centre for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress 2017 (20-22 March). More than 155 internationally renowned experts


Pregnant women should be screened for substance abuse

20 March 2017

Nearly two in 10 (19.6%) women in the Western Cape, South Africa drink alcohol while pregnant*; twice the international average and more than double the number in the US (8.5%)**. Meanwhile, statistics show that almost 9% of expectant mothers in


RCOG World Congress 2017

8 March 2017

Women’s right to receive safe and timely healthcare will be the focus of the 2017 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress in Cape Town from 20-22 March.


Cardiac arrests in pregnancy associated with obstetric anaesthesia complications

27 February 2017

Nearly one in four cardiac arrests in pregnancy are associated with complications of obstetric anaesthesia, according to a new study published today (Friday 24 February) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


Maternal Mental Health - Women's Voices report

22 February 2017

Women’s experiences highlight urgent need to improve maternal mental healthcare Women with mental health problems during and after pregnancy reveal the impact of low rates of specialist referral, long waits, as well as lack of consensus over


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