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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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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
Treatment for symptoms of the menopause
This patient information leaflet provides information about treatment options for symptoms of the menopause.
Published 05/02/2018
Alcohol and pregnancy
This patient information leaflet is for you if you want to know more about the effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy or while planning to have a baby.
Published 12/01/2018
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in pregnancy and newborn babies
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant about Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection in newborn babies. 
Published 19/12/2017
Female genital mutilation (FGM)
This information is for you if you or anyone you know has undergone female genital mutilation or is at risk of having FGM.
Published 25/07/2017

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