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Statement on the Sunday Times (21 October 2006) article ‘Brief life of premature babies may go unmarked’

23 October 2006

Views have been expressed in The Sunday Times article ‘Brief life of premature babies may go unmarked' purporting to be those of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' expert working party on pre-viability. The article highlights

Statement on the recommendation of a single implantation of an embryo during IVF treatment

19 October 2006

A decision to recommend single embryo transfer to women under the age of 35 is a pragmatic step forwards, in an attempt to reduce the incidence of multiple pregnancy, with its associated morbidity to both the babies and the mother. Evidence from

Statement on Channel 5 programme Birth Night Live

3 October 2006

Whilst we understand the 'educational' purpose of Channel 5's Birth Night Live, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has concerns over the intrusive nature of this project. A woman giving birth should do so in a calm environment

RCOG statement on maternal obesity

8 September 2006

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists strongly acknowledges that maternal obesity needs to be recognised as a serious health problem. The problems relating to obesity and women's health have been identified for many years and the

Joint RCOG/RCM statement: Senior obstetricians and midwives are needed to avoid future tragedies in NHS maternity services

25 August 2006

The recent Healthcare Commission investigation into the safety of the maternity unit at Northwick Park identified lack of clinical leadership in the labour ward from consultant obstetricians and senior midwives at the trust. This lack of supervision

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