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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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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
Ovarian cysts before the menopause
This patient information leaflet provides advice for premenopausal women who have been diagnosed with a possible cyst in one or both ovaries.
Published 28/06/2013
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
Gestational diabetes
This patient information leaflet provides advice about diabetes diagnosed in pregnancy. 
Published 27/03/2013
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
Induction of labour: information for the public
Guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Published 04/10/2012
Your baby’s movements in pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women about how their baby should feel and move during pregnancy.
Published 13/08/2012
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
When your baby dies before birth
This patient information leaflet explains the care women will receive if their baby dies before birth.
Published 02/07/2012
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

Menopause hub

Our information hub bringing together a range of resources about menopause and women's health in later life

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