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ISPOG

International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology.  ISPOG is a lively world-wide organization, where professionals working in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology meet each other. It is a platform for mutual understanding, science, and education.  At the moment, 19 National Societies are members of ISPOG and several countries are working on raising their own National Society, in order to join ISPOG.

ISPOG Newsletter June 2015

RCOG

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) The RCOG encourages the study and advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.

NASPOG The North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology - to foster scholarly scientific and clinical study of the biopsychosocial aspects of obstetric and gynecologic medicine.
FIGO International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics-  is the only worldwide organisation that groups obstetricians and gynecologists. It has member associations in 125 countries/territories. Its Secretariat is based in London, the UK.  FIGO’s mission is to promote the wellbeing of women and to raise the standards of practice in obstetrics and gynecology. 

 

Psychology

MARCE

The Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health (MARCE) - Dedicated to supporting research and assistance surrounding prenatal & postpartum mental health for mothers, fathers and their babies.

BPS

British Psychological Society - British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. We are responsible for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good.

APPPAH

Asssociation of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health - APPPAH's mission is to educate professionals and the public about, and advocate for, the life-changing discoveries made in the area of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health. APPPAH illuminates the life-long impact of conception, pregnancy and birth on babies, families and society.

IPM

Institute of Psychosexual Medicine - The IPM is a registered charity which provides education, training and research in psychosexual medicine. Our trained doctors can help people with a wide range of sexual difficulties.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy - The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a membership organisation, with over 75 training and listing organisations, and over 7,000 individual practitioners. UKCP holds the national register of psychotherapists, psychotherapists qualified to work with children and young people and psychotherapeutic counsellors, listing those practitioner members who meet exacting standards and training requirements.

 

Perinatal Medicine

Perinatal Institute

The Perinatal Institute is a national not-for-profit organisation set up to enhance the safety and quality of maternity care. It is a qualified provider of maternity support services, including education and training in standardised maternity records, fetal growth assessment and perinatal audit.

Pregnancy

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Use of Alcohol and Drugs

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BJOG release: Pre-pregnancy alcohol consumption affects alcohol use among pregnant women, suggests new study

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Alcohol-use disorders during and within one year of pregnancy: a population-based cohort study 1985–2006

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BJOG release: More help is needed to improve smoking cessation services for pregnant women with mental health disorders

 

Postpartum

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TOG release: Women at risk of developing postpartum psychosis need close monitoring, says new review

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BJOG release: Women with unintended pregnancy are more likely to suffer from postpartum depression, suggests new study

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BJOG release: Childhood psychopathology and delivery outcome

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BJOG release: Pregnancy complications can increase development of postnatal depression

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BJOG release: Emotional distress is key reason why parents choose not to have a post-mortem following a stillbirth

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BJOG release: Posttraumatic stress disorder linked to smaller birth weight and shorter gestation

 

Domestic Violence

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BJOG release: Domestic violence in pregnancy linked to depression, postnatal domestic violence and child behavioural problems

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BJOG release: Depressive symptoms and intimate partner violence link found in new study

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Does method of birth make a difference to when women resume sex after childbirth?

 

Sexual Abuse

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BJOG release: Postmenopausal women more likely to suffer genital injury following a sexual assault

 

Female Genital Mutilation

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FGM significantly reduces sexual quality of life, suggests new study

 

Menopause

BMS

The British Menopause Society  is a registered charity and scientific society which is directed at the medical profession with membership open to healthcare professionals and others specialising in post reproductive health. It is dedicated to advancing education in all matters relating to the menopause.

BSSVD

British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease - The BSSVD acknowledges the distress of women with vuval conditions and in response to this seeks to be their advocate and to provide the evidence base to establish the highest standard of care and inform clinical practice.

 

Supporting Doctors

Care of the Soul

Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul - My life work is an attempt to ground the pure, visionary spirit in the imperfect, intoxicating sensuousness of worldly life.

Sacred Space Foundation

Sacred Space Foundation - In 1988 a group of nurses, doctors and other supporters met to do something about the high levels of stress and burnout among health care staff. They set up a charity, called the Didsbury Trust, to provide educational programmes and a quiet space to nurture the participants.

 

Supporting Midwives

RCM

Royal College of Midwives - The RCM is the voice of midwifery. We are the UK's only professional organisation and trade union led by midwives for midwives. 

Sanctum Midwives

Sanctum Midwives are midwives who have personal and professional experiences of sexual abuse.  We are committed to improving and educating clinicians within maternity and other health settings for survivors of all sexual abuse.  We provide educational material and accept any research papers that extend the knowledge base in promoting a healthy attitude to maternity care where the survivor may fear no harm. We are on Facebook as "Sanctum Midwives".

 

Supporting Pregnant Women

Birthlight

The Birthlight Trust is a non-profit organisation dedicated to enhance the health and wellbeing of women and their families from conception through to the third year.

Natal Hypnotherapy

Natal Hypnotherapy uses the natural state of hypnosis, deep relaxation and the power of suggestion to enhance your pregnancy and birth experience.