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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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When your waters break prematurely
This information is for you if you think that, or have been told that, your waters have broken early but you have not gone into labour. It may also be helpful if you are a partner, friend or relative of someone who is in this situation.
Published 18/06/2019
Why your weight matters during pregnancy and after birth
This RCOG patient information leaflet has now been archived.
Published 30/11/2011
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
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This patient information leaflet has now been archived.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
Morcellation for myomectomy or hysterectomy
This information is for you if you have been offered a myomectomy or hysterectomy using morcellation.
Published 10/10/2019

Menopause hub

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

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