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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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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This patient information leaflet has now been archived.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
Assisted vaginal birth (ventouse or forceps)
This patient information leaflet provides advice on vaginal birth assisted by ventouse or forceps.  
Published 29/04/2020
Care of a third- or fourth-degree tear that occurred during childbirth (OASI)
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women about third- and fourth-degree tears during childbirth. 
Published 29/10/2019

Coronavirus and pregnancy

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Menopause hub

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

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