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RCOG responds to Five X More’s The Black Maternity Experiences Survey
Five X More’s The Black Maternity Experiences Survey: nationwide study of Black women’s experiences of maternity services in the UK encompasses the views of more than 1,300 Black and Black mixed women who accessed NHS maternity services between 2016 and 2021. This report a vital illustration of the experiences of women using maternity services in the UK today.
Tuesday 24 May 2022
COVID-19 vaccination associated with 15% reduction in stillbirths in pregnant women
A new research paper, published today in Nature Communications*, shows that COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy using mRNA vaccines is associated with a 15% reduction in stillbirths. The paper also shows that vaccination in pregnancy is 90% effective against COVID-19 infection and is safe, with no increased risk in adverse outcomes for women or their babies.
Tuesday 10 May 2022
RCOG welcomes new NMPA study
A new study from the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) looks at the variation of caesarean rates and rates of induction of labour across hospitals in England, and assessed whether there was an association between emergency caesarean rates and induction of labour and adverse perinatal outcomes.
Tuesday 10 May 2022
RCOG welcomes HRT tsar appointment
The government has announced that Madeline McTernan CB has been appointed as head of the newly formed HRT taskforce to address issues in the supply chain.
Friday 29 April 2022