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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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Malaria and pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides information and explains the risk about malaria and pregnancy in the UK. 
Published 12/11/2014
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
Premature labour
This patient information leaflet has now been archived. For up-to-date information please see the NICE clinical guideline: Preterm labour and birth (CG25)
Published 29/10/2014
Healthy eating and vitamin supplements in pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who want to know more about eating healthily in pregnancy. It also gives advice on using vitamin supplements before and during pregnancy.
Published 24/10/2014
Having a small baby
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who want to know more about having a small baby.
Published 24/10/2014
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
Sickle cell disease and pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have sickle cell disease and are pregnant or are thinking about having a baby.
Published 09/10/2014
Skin conditions of the vulva
This patient information leaflet provides advice on symptoms of and treatment for skin conditions of the vulva. 
Published 24/12/2013
Cervical smears and pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women about cervical smear tests and results, and colposcopy, during pregnancy.
Published 24/12/2013
HIV and pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have been diagnosed with HIV and are pregnant or planning to have a baby. 
Published 24/12/2013

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