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BJOG study highlights prevalence of PTSD among obstetricians and gynaecologists

28 January 2020

The prevalence of work-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among obstetricians and gynaecologists is revealed in a study published by BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today.


RCOG’s Leading Safe Choices programme improves contraception uptake

24 July 2019

Postpartum family planning counselling and contraception improves health outcomes for women and their families.


Vegetables & fish diet linked to lower risk of high blood pressure in pregnancy

24 January 2019

Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fish is associated with a lower risk of a woman developing high blood pressure, and a related condition known as pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy, suggests a large study published in BJOG: An International Journal


RCOG suggests caution over social egg freezing

8 August 2018

Egg freezing can benefit women, particularly those who may face infertility for medical reasons, such as chemotherapy treatment for certain cancers. But the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists suggests caution for women who wish to


Obesity and smoking in pregnancy associated with higher risk of PCOS in daughters

13 June 2018

Women who smoke and are obese during pregnancy are more likely to have daughters who develop polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) later in life, according to a large study published online in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Womb transplants offer much hope, but remain an experimental procedure

5 June 2018

Successful births following womb transplants are a major advance for women without a functioning uterus, but a group of doctors warn the procedure remains experimental and success of the practice still requires further strictly controlled


CBT and mindfulness can help manage menopausal symptoms

15 March 2018

Women going through menopause may benefit from psychological interventions such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioural and behaviour-based therapies, to help manage their symptoms, finds a review of the available evidence published online in BJOG: An


Stillbirth risk is doubled if pregnant women sleep on their backs in third trimester

20 November 2017

New research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology suggests that the risk of stillbirth is doubled if pregnant women sleep on their backs during the third trimester. 


Children born prematurely have greater risk of developmental difficulties

11 October 2017

Babies born preterm – at any degree – have a greater risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties and these problems persist throughout school years, finds a new study published online in BJOG: An International Journal of


Over 60% of women with endometriosis go on to have multiple surgical procedures

27 September 2017

Women with endometriosis have a significantly higher risk of multiple operations, shorter time to repeat surgery and hysterectomy compared with those without the condition, reveals a large study published in BJOG: An International Journal of


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