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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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Recreational exercise and pregnancy
This patient information leaflet has now been archived. For up-to-date information please see the NICE clinical guideline: Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies (CG62).
Published 01/09/2006
Recurrent and late miscarriage
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have had three or more early miscarriages or one or more late miscarriages.
Published 16/05/2012
Reducing the risk of venous thrombosis in pregnancy and after birth
This patient information leaflet provides information about reducing the risk of venous thrombosis for women who are thinking about having a baby, who are already pregnant or who have just had a baby.
Published 06/08/2015
Revalidation – How do I know my doctor is up to date?
This patient information leaflet provides information about the revalidation of doctors. 
Published 23/02/2015
Shoulder dystocia
This patient information leaflet provides advice about shoulder dystocia for women who are pregnant or whose baby’s birth was complicated by shoulder dystocia.
Published 28/03/2013
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
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
Sterilisation for women and men
This patient information leaflet has now been archived. For up to date information please visit the Family Planning Association website. 
Published 01/01/2004
Surgery for stress incontinence
This patient information leaflet has now been archived. For up to date information please visit the NHS Choices website.
Published 01/02/2005

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