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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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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
Ectopic pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice on ectopic pregnancy.
Published 04/11/2016
Bleeding and/or pain in early pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on bleeding and/or pain in early pregnancy.
Published 21/09/2016
Early miscarriage
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on miscarriage within the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Published 21/09/2016
Birth options after previous caesarean section
This patient information leaflet provides advice on your choices for birth after a previous caesarean delivery.
Published 22/07/2016
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
Published 11/07/2016
Pregnancy sickness (nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum)
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on pregnancy sickness.
Published 22/06/2016
Epilepsy in pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on epilepsy in pregnancy.
Published 20/06/2016

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