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BJOG release: Pregnant women with high/low BMI at higher risk of maternal complications, hospital admissions and increased costs

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

RCOG statement on Future Hospital Commission report

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.

BJOG release: Low-risk obese women, who have previously given birth, may have fewer complications than previously thought

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

TOG release: Good asthma control during pregnancy is vital says new review

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).  

RCOG statement on the Cochrane review into midwifery-led care

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.

RCOG statement on BMJ study on maternal obesity and risk of heart disease in offspring

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.  

RCOG release: Flight For Every Mother takes off

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.

Launch of the RCOG single curriculum

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.

RCOG statement on the UNICEF report on FGM trends

23 July 2013

A new UNICEF report shows the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in countries where the practice is still common.

RCOG statement on the birth of the royal baby

22 July 2013

Today it is announced that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have had a baby boy.

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