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Patient information leaflets

Our patient information leaflets are designed for you and others involved in your care. All the information comes from up-to-date and carefully checked guidance for doctors, but it’s been written in a way that makes it clearer for non-medical people. Find out more about how we produce our patient information leaflets.

You can browse all of our patient information leaflets below, see all our guidelines on a particular topic (see ‘filter by subject’) or search for a specific word or phrase.

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Perineal tears during childbirth – Poster
Advice if you are pregnant and would like to know more about perineal tears during childbirth
Published 29/10/2019
Care of a third- or fourth-degree tear that occurred during childbirth (OASI)
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women about third- and fourth-degree tears during childbirth. 
Published 29/10/2019
Morcellation for myomectomy or hysterectomy
This information is for you if you have been offered a myomectomy or hysterectomy using morcellation.
Published 10/10/2019
When your waters break prematurely
This information is for you if you think that, or have been told that, your waters have broken early but you have not gone into labour. It may also be helpful if you are a partner, friend or relative of someone who is in this situation.
Published 18/06/2019
Outpatient hysteroscopy
This information is for you if you have been offered hysteroscopy as an outpatient. It may also be helpful if you are a partner, relative or friend of someone who has been offered this procedure.
Published 19/12/2018
Being overweight in pregnancy and after birth
This information provides advice if you are overweight and are planning to become pregnant, expecting a baby or have recently given birth.
Published 22/11/2018
Placenta praevia, placenta accreta and vasa praevia
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have, or may have, a low-lying placenta after 20 weeks of pregnancy (placenta praevia) and/or where the placenta is stuck to the muscle of your womb (placenta accreta).
Published 27/09/2018
Endometriosis
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on endometriosis
Published 29/06/2018
Cervical stitch
This patient information leaflet is about having a cervical stitch (previously cervical suture).
Published 17/05/2018
Managing premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
This patient information leaflet provides advice to women on how to manage premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Published 01/03/2018

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