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RANZCOG - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

RANZCOG is the lead standards body in women’s health in Australia and New Zealand, with responsibility for postgraduate education, accreditation, recertification and the continuing professional development of practitioners in women’s health, including both specialist obstetricians and gynaecologists, and GP obstetricians.

Vision and mission

Excellence in Women’s Health

How RANZCOG can help

RANZCOG has a number of resources for the public and consumers:

Programs and apps and tools

Recommended links

Last reviewed: June 2022

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Who is your O&G doctor?

This page gives an overview of the specialist training we provide, to help you understand who your doctor is.

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» Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub

This page provides information about COVID-19 as it relates to women’s health.

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Depression and Anxiety during Pregnancy and following Birth

It is widely thought that having a baby should be one of the happiest times of your life. However depression and anxiety are common for women during pregnancy and the first year of their child’s life, with as many as one in five women affected.

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Exercise during Pregnancy

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Vaginal Birth after Caesarean Section

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Caesarean Section

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Induction of Labour

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Travelling during Pregnancy

Many women will travel during pregnancy for work, recreation and visiting friends and relatives. In general, the second trimester is the safest and most comfortable time to travel. The chance of miscarriage is very small, nausea and vomiting are likely to have settled and physical constraints have not yet begun to limit your movement.

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COVID-19 vaccination when pregnant or breastfeeding and for those planning pregnancy - RANZCOG

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Pre-eclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

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