Archives: Patient Information Leaflets

Antenatal perineal massage

Date: 23/06/2023 | Category:

Read the information about perineal massage and tears during childbirth from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.      

HIV in pregnancy

Date: 14/06/2023 | Category:

Read our guide below about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in pregnancy. You can also download a PDF version of this patient information by following the link on the right. This […]

Making decisions around tests and procedures in pregnancy

Date: 13/06/2023 | Category:

Read our guide below about making decisions around tests and procedures in pregnancy. You can also download a PDF version of this patient information by following the link on the […]

Artificial seeding at planned caesarean section

Date: 12/06/2023 | Category:

Read our guide below about artificial seeding at planned caesarean section What is artificial seeding? There’s been increased media coverage and interest about the role that a newborn baby’s ecosystem […]

Twins and multiple pregnancies

Date: 11/02/2023 | Category:

Monochorionic diamniotic twins, Monochorionic monoamniotic triplets or Higher order multiples How common are multiple pregnancies? Women who are pregnant with more than one baby are said to be carrying a […]

My baby seems small

Date: 03/02/2023 | Category:

What does it mean if my baby seems small? Small for gestational age refers to a baby that appears not to have reached the expected weight/growth for the number of […]

When your waters break early (pre-term pre-labour rupture of membranes)

Date: 21/12/2022 | Category:

What is pre-term pre-labour rupture of membranes? It’s when your waters break before the start of labour. This mostly happens near to the date that your baby is due. If […]

Vaccinations that help protect you and your baby during and after pregnancy

Date: 18/10/2022 | Category:

Immunisation helps to protect you and your baby from infectious diseases. Immunise against: Flu (Influenza) Whooping cough (Pertussis) German measles (Rubella) This leaflet describes the vaccinations that help protect you […]

A guide on COVID-19 vaccine for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding

Date: 18/10/2022 | Category:

COVID-19 vaccine is strongly recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives. The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines available in […]

Breech presentation

Date: 24/08/2022 | Category:

What is a breech presentation? Breech presentation means that your baby is lying bottom first or feet first in the womb (uterus) instead of in the usual headfirst (cephalic) position. […]