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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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Obstetric cholestasis
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have been diagnosed with obstetric cholestasis or who have persistent itching in pregnancy.  
Published 08/05/2012
Information about abortion care
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who are considering having an abortion. 
Published 28/02/2012
Corticosteroids in pregnancy to reduce complications from being born prematurely
This patient information leaflet provides advice on corticosteroids in pregnancy to reduce complications from being born prematurely. 
Published 28/02/2012
Why your weight matters during pregnancy and after birth
This RCOG patient information leaflet has now been archived.
Published 30/11/2011
Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling
This RCOG patient information leaflet has now been archived. For up-to-date information on CVS and amniocentesis , please visit Public Health England’s Fetal anomaly screening website.
Published 01/09/2011
Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies
Guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Published 30/03/2010
Turning a breech baby in the womb
Information about turning a breech baby is now available in leaflet Breech baby at the end of pregnancy.
Published 01/02/2008
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This patient information leaflet has now been archived.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
Cord blood banking
This RCOG patient information leaflet has now been archived. For up-to-date information on donating cord blood, please visit the NHS Cord Blood Bank website.
Published 01/08/2006
About RCOG guidelines and parallel information for the public
An explanation of how the RCOG develops patient information leaflets based on its clinical guidelines.
Published 12/12/2005

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