on 14 January 2021
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is calling for a greater focus on improving women’s health, reducing inequalities, and ensuring existing care guidance is followed. The call comes following the publication of a report from MBRRACE-UK ...
By RCM and RCOG respond to UKOSS study of more than 400 pregnant women hospitalised with coronavirus on 11 May 2020
A large UK study on the outcomes of 427 pregnant women and their babies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK has been published today.
The results show that, between 1 March and 14 April 2020, 4.9 pregnant women per 1,000 were ...
By MBRRACE report: Continuity of care invaluable for improving outcomes says RCM on 13 December 2019
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is today calling for more specialist midwives in every trust and health board so that every woman gets the high-quality care and support she needs throughout her pregnancy.
The RCM is also calling on healthcare ...
By RCM on 08 December 2017
New figures reveal no significant reduction in the number of women who died during or after pregnancy between 2013 and 2015, according to the latest report from MBBRACE-UK. The overall death rate in the UK is now 8.8 per 100,000.
By RCM on 15 December 2016
New research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG) suggests that assisted reproductive technology (ART) could be associated with an increased risk of severe postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), ...
By RCM on 05 December 2016
Today the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford has published the latest report on maternal deaths in the UK, ‘Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care 2016’.