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RCOG statement on DNA tests to determine sex of fetus after seven weeks gestation (JAMA 9 August 2011)

10 August 2011

A new review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) looks at the effectiveness of tests using DNA derived from the fetus but present in the mother’s blood to determine the sex of the fetus.


RCOG statement on the BMJ article about obstetric physicians (BMJ Online, 9 August 2011)

8 August 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the views expressed in the BMJ by Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy and colleagues on the need for more obstetric physicians.  It validates the RCOG’s views that more


RCOG statement on Panorama programme ‘One born every forty seconds’ (BBC1, 25 July 2011)

27 July 2011

Yesterday’s episode of the BBC Panorama programme, ‘One born every forty seconds’, highlighted serious flaws in NHS London maternity services. They report 17 maternal deaths which occured over a 18-month period.


RCOG statement on ‘Doctors’ anti-abortion views could impact on women’s access to service’ (Guardian, 19 July 2011)

19 July 2011

New data from a survey published in today’s Journal of Medical Ethics reveals the views of medical students on conscientious objection.


RCOG statement: Alcohol consumption and pregnancy – new BJOG research

6 July 2011

A new paper published in BJOG today suggests that heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy increases the risk of low birth weight, preterm birth and small size for gestational age (SGA) whilst light alcohol consumption may not affect these


RCOG statement on the SACN report on maternal and fetal nutrition and chronic disease

21 June 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication today of 'The influence of maternal, fetal and child nutrition on the development of chronic disease in later life' by the Scientific Advisory Committee on


RCOG statement on the Coalition Government’s response to the NHS Future Forum report

15 June 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is pleased to hear that the Coalition Government has accepted ALL the recommendations of the NHS Future Forum in its response.


RCOG statement on BMJ paper on sleep position in late pregnancy and the risk of stillbirth

15 June 2011

The BMJ have published a paper today (Wednesday 15 June) looking at the link between maternal sleep patterns and the risk of late stillbirth.


RCOG statement on the NHS Future Forum report

14 June 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication of the NHS Future Forum’s report on NHS reform and the 16 core recommendations.


RCOG statement on the new training initiative for midwives on alcohol consumption in pregnancy

14 June 2011

Global drinks company, Diageo, will fund a new initiative to train 10,000 midwives in England and Wales to offer advice on the dangers of alcohol consumption in pregnancy.


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