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Dealing with technical difficulties in obtaining adequate continuous CTG tracings
A further theme was the management of mothers when there was difficulty obtaining adequate continuous CTG tracings. Time can be lost by blaming the equipment for a CTG abnormality and significant events can be missed if maternity providers do not react
BJOG release: Younger mothers and older mothers are at a higher risk of adverse delivery outcomes, suggests new study
Younger mothers are at a higher risk of preterm birth while older mothers are more likely to have a caesarean section, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  
National guidance on managing coronavirus infection in pregnancy published
Guidance for healthcare professionals on managing coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in pregnancy has been published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child
RCOG release: Induction of labour in older mothers may reduce risk of stillbirth, say experts
Induction of labour at an earlier stage of gestation in women of advanced maternal age may reduce the risk of stillbirth and neonatal complications, say experts from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in a new Scientific Impact
Trainee registration
How to subscribe to the RCOG, to gain access to a range of benefits designed to support your training. We encourage all candidates to register with the College to gain access to a range of benefits that will help you prepare for the
Perineal tears during childbirth
Different types of tears that can occur during childbirth What are perineal tears? Your perineum is the area between your vaginal opening and back passage (anus). It is common for the perineum to tear to some extent during childbirth. Tears can also
IVF (in vitro fertilisation)
IVF is a type of assisted conception where sperm which have been specially prepared are mixed with eggs in the laboratory. It is used when there is damage to the tubes, for endometriosis and for unexplained infertility. If there is fluid in the tubes
ATSM Directors
Contact details for ATSM Directors in the UK ATSM Directors are members of the deanery School of O&G. They are responsible for: Quality control of ATSMs Ensuring all ATSM Preceptors and ATSM Educational Supervisors of modules are delivering all
Policy update, December 2017
Your monthly round-up of national health policy developments for 17 November to 15 December If you have any comments or if there is anything else you would like to see in the round-up, please contact us at
Female Genital Mutilation and its Management (Green-top Guideline No. 53)
This guideline reviews the evidence on female genital mutilation (FGM) and provides guidance for clinicians involved in the care of women who have undergone FGM.

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