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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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Pelvic floor repair operation
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, an operation for a prolapse of your pelvic floor (when the sling of muscles that supports your bladder, bowel and vagina has slipped or descended).
Published 22/10/2015
Pelvic girdle pain and pregnancy
This information is for you if you want to know what might be causing the pain in your pelvic girdle joints during pregnancy and what you can do about it.
Published 26/06/2015
Pelvic organ prolapse
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have been told they have, or think they may have, a prolapse into the vagina.
Published 22/03/2013
Physical activity and pregnancy
Guidance produced by the Physical Activity and Pregnancy Study commissioned by the UK Chief Medical Officers.
Published 29/06/2017
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
This patient information leaflet provides advice on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and what it means for your long-term health. 
Published 22/06/2015
Pre-eclampsia
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women with pre-eclampsia, or who wish to know more about pre-eclampsia.
Published 08/08/2012
Pregnancy and breast cancer
This patient information leaflet will provide information and support if you are pregnant and have breast cancer or are worried that you may have.
Published 07/11/2014
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
Premature labour
This patient information leaflet is about premature labour and will be helpful to women who have had a baby born prematurely in a previous pregnancy.
Published 29/10/2014
Recovering from surgical management of a miscarriage
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, surgical management of a miscarriage. 
Published 22/10/2015

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