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RCOG statement on draft NICE fertility guidelines

22 May 2012

Today NICE have issued draft guidelines, Fertility: assessment and treatment for people with fertility problems (update), which are now open for public consultation.

RCOG statement on BMJ paper on weight gain in pregnancy and dietary intervention

18 May 2012

The BMJ paper evaluated the effects of dietary and lifestyle interventions in pregnancy on maternal and fetal weight and looked at how this affected obstetric outcomes.

BJOG release: Emotional distress is key reason why parents choose not to have a post-mortem following a stillbirth

16 May 2012

Emotional distress and a long wait for results are the most common reasons why parents choose not to have a post-mortem following a stillbirth finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

RCOG statement on ‘Mothers to get a named midwife to combat postnatal depression’ (Guardian, 16 May 2012)

16 May 2012

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the announcement in the media today about a named midwife for every expectant mother. This should help ensure a better birth experience for all mothers by supporting her before

RCOG statement on maternal mortality figures published in the Lancet

30 April 2012

An article in today’s press (‘Doubling of maternal death rate blamed on shortage of midwives’, Independent, 30 April 2012) makes reference to a letter published in The Lancet.

TOG release: Starting puberty very early carries risks of psychological problems, suggests new review

27 April 2012

Girls who start puberty very early are more likely to have psychological problems and be at risk of sexual abuse and early pregnancy, suggests a new review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).

TOG release: Not enough is known about prescription drug use in pregnancy, say experts

27 April 2012

Prescription drug use during pregnancy is prevalent, however, not enough is known about the adverse effects they may have on the developing fetus, concludes a new review published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) today.

BJOG release: Early menopause linked to higher risk of osteoporosis, fracture and mortality

25 April 2012

Women who go through the menopause early are nearly twice as likely to suffer from osteoporosis in later life, suggests new research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

RCOG release: Early referral of maternal sepsis could be life saving, say new guidelines

25 April 2012

Healthcare professionals should be aware of the symptoms of maternal sepsis and early referral to hospital may be life saving, say two new guidelines published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

RCOG statement on story ‘Britain’s 100,000 mutilated women’ (Sunday Times, 22 April 2012)

22 April 2012

UPDATE 22/05/12: The CMO has released a letter to healthcare professionals on safeguarding girls at-risk of FGM. To view, click here. Press reports of doctors carrying out FGM in London clinics during the 1980s led to a Private Members Bill in the

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