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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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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
Breech baby at the end of pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on their choices for birth if their baby is in the breech position towards the end of pregnancy.
Published 25/07/2017
Heavy bleeding after birth (postpartum haemorrhage)
This information is for you if you want to know more about heavy bleeding after the birth of your baby. It may also be helpful if you are a partner, relative or friend of someone who is or who has been in this situation.
Published 16/12/2016
Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
This patient information leaflet provides advice on acute pelvic inflammatory disease.
Published 18/11/2016
Multiple pregnancy: having more than one baby
This patient information leaflet provides advice on multiple pregnancy.
Published 16/11/2016
Ectopic pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice on ectopic pregnancy.
Published 04/11/2016

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