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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.

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Corticosteroids in pregnancy to reduce complications from being born prematurely
This patient information leaflet provides advice on corticosteroids in pregnancy to reduce complications from being born prematurely. 
Published 28/02/2012
Diagnosis and treatment of venous thrombosis in pregnancy and after birth
This patient information leaflet provides information on symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism in women who are pregnant or who have just given birth.
Published 06/08/2015
Early miscarriage
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on miscarriage within the first three months of pregnancy.
Published 21/09/2016
Ectopic pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice on ectopic pregnancy.
Published 04/11/2016
Endometrial ablation
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you have had, a type of operation to thin or remove your endometrium (the lining of the uterus or womb) in an effort to treat heavy periods. 
Published 22/10/2015
Endometriosis
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on endometriosis
Published 06/07/2016
Epilepsy in pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on epilepsy in pregnancy.
Published 20/06/2016
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
Genital herpes in pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice about genital herpes in pregnancy, including treatment options and what it may mean for your baby. 
Published 17/10/2014
Gestational diabetes
This patient information leaflet provides advice about diabetes diagnosed in pregnancy. 
Published 27/03/2013

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