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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 (
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.
5 May 2009
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recognises and celebrates the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May 2009.
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.
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
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
14 April 2009
In response to the story about complaints received from new mothers about inadequate care and poor staff attitudes in NHS maternity services, Mr Tahir Mahmood, RCOG Vice President said, “Doctors and midwives work hard together, as a team, to provide
6 April 2009
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the announcement of the Health in Pregnancy Grant by HM Revenue & Customs which enables mothers-to-be to claim a tax-free cash bonus of £190 at the 25th week of pregnancy.
13 March 2009
The Department of Health announced today that a review will be conducted to assess evidence relating to cervical screening age. A panel of experts will review the latest evidence relating to the risks and benefits of cervical screening in women
4 March 2009
The Saving Babies' Lives Report, a consumer survey released by the Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths Society (SANDS) today highlights the devastating experience of stillbirth for parents and families. The Royal College of Obstetricians and