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3 December 2008
In response to the study ‘Does leisure time physical activity in early pregnancy protect against pre-eclampsia? Prospective cohort in Danish women’, published online in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today, the Royal
1 December 2008
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware that a small number of women are choosing umbilical non-severance, or “lotus birth.” Lotus birth is a practice in which the umbilical cord is not cut after birth. The baby remains
28 November 2008
Following the media reports on the outbreak of measles in some parts of the country, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) would like to draw public attention to the possible effects of measles during pregnancy.
17 November 2008
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the news of the first baby born following a successful ovarian transplantation and congratulates the parents of baby Maja and the work of her doctor, Dr Sherman Silber.
3 November 2008
New recommendations issued today by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on caffeine consumption during pregnancy call for a reduction of daily caffeine intake from no more than 300mg to less than 200mg. Current advice issued by NICE states that ‘
15 October 2008
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the fourth annual Bliss baby report Baby steps to better care, Bliss Baby Report 2008 released today.
7 October 2008
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the interest among a very small group of women in the UK who have chosen to give birth at home without any medical assistance. As this practice is uncommon, there are no
30 September 2008
In response to the UK Government’s strategy document Health is Global published today, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists International Office (RCOG IO) is pleased to see recognition that many of today’s health issues are not
26 September 2008
The NHS Maternity Statistics, England: 2006–2007 show a caesarean section rate of 24.3%, a 0.2% increase on the previous year. Although this increase is small, it shows that maternity services must continue to work together to ensure quality and
18 September 2008
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the findings of the ORACLE Children Study published in The Lancet, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).