17 March 2020
Royal Colleges respond to new coronavirus guidance for pregnant women.
7 March 2020
A good start in life is critical for health—and this story begins before birth. The WHO states that monitoring maternal and child health during pregnancy is critical, and that smoking is one of the most important modifiable lifestyle choices during this period.
5 March 2020
Every death of a child or young person is a unique tragedy. In coping with such events as healthcare professionals, we respond in personalised ways. A common question, though, is whether we did everything we could to prevent it. Did we examine thoroughly? Did we respond to results quickly? Did we li...
Improvements made but more work to be done, says Britain's largest evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services
11 July 2019
RCPCH President responds to latest National Maternity and Perinatal Audit and says whilst the expansion of perinatal mental health support is particularly welcome, support services are under immense pressure. He urges an immediate moratorium on any further cuts so "pregnant women and their children ...
6 March 2019
The Scottish Government has today announced that more than £50 million is to be spent on improving access to mental health services for expectant and new mothers. Officer for Scotland, Professor Steve Turner, responds.
20 December 2018
We are approaching the end of our first year of a quality improvement intervention in Rwandan district hospitals. RCPCH Global reflects on the successes and challenges of saving lives at birth in one of the world’s poorest countries.
Building a culture of care quality improvement - a dispatch from our combined perinatal programmes in Rwanda
4 December 2018
Mandy Lisle, a midwife working in our Rwandan Obstetric Care Programme in the country's capital city, tells us about the efforts of local health professionals and our 'Global Links' mentors to improve the care for mothers and babies.
22 November 2018
New recommendations on obesity management before, during and after pregnancy have been released today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion, responds.
2 July 2018
The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group, a coalition of health and maternity organisations, calls for bold Government action, amid concerns that new Government data will reveal that there has been no change in rates of smoking among pregnant women for over a year.
12 June 2018
Professor Mary Fewtrell, Nutrition Lead on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's Health Promotion Committee responds to the new position statement on infant feeding, published today by the Royal College of Midwives.