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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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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
Ovarian cancer
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on the most common form of ovarian cancer. It covers the stages and grades of cancer, and the treatment options.
Published 18/01/2016
Smoking and pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides information about the effects of smoking during pregnancy and support available to help you to stop.
Published 07/12/2015
Menopause: diagnosis and management
Guidance for the public from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Published 12/11/2015
Vaginal hysterectomy
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a vaginal hysterectomy – an operation to remove your uterus (womb) through your vagina.
Published 22/10/2015

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