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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.

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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
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
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

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