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RCOG statement on the paper published in BJOG by Bergstrom et al.

27 May 2009

In response to the publication of the paper by Bergström et al. in BJOG, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) reminds women that it is important for them to ensure that they keep to their antenatal appointments and attend


RCOG statement on the Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2008

21 May 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the news that the total number of abortions has decreased by 1.6 per cent since 2007.


RCOG statement on the NHS Chief Executive’s Annual Report 2008/09

20 May 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the acknowledgement that effective maternity service delivery is linked to the patient experience. These are all underpinned by offering good quality care.


RCOG statement on the release of the Indicators for Quality Improvement

15 May 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the launch of the first batch of Quality Indicators. These indicators should help improve services in women’s healthcare in the NHS. At present, there are three specific quality


RCOG statement on preconceptual folate supplementation to prevent preterm birth

12 May 2009

In response to the publication of ‘Preconceptional folate supplementation and the risk of spontaneous preterm birth: a cohort study’ by Bukowski et al. in the Public Library of Science (PLoS), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (


RCOG statement on swine flu

7 May 2009

Swine influenza type A (H1N1) is a respiratory disease that can be caught through contact with an infected person. As this is a new strain of the virus, human immunity will be low.


RCOG statement on the International Day of the Midwife

5 May 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recognises and celebrates the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May 2009.


RCOG statement on NHS Maternity Statistics, England: 2007–08

30 April 2009

The latest figures from the NHS Information Centre show that nearly 650, 000 deliveries took place on the NHS in England between 2007–08.


RCOG statement on maternal position during the first stage of labour

15 April 2009

A recent Cochrane review found that women who assume upright positions during the first stage of labour – such as walking, sitting, standing or kneeling as opposed to lying down – experience a shorter first stage of labour. The review also found


RCOG statement on the paper on perinatal mortality and morbidity rates by de Jonge et al published in BJOG on 15 April 2009

15 April 2009

In reference to the paper published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports home births in cases of low-risk pregnancies provided the appropriate


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