Archives: Patient Information Leaflets

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. […]

Induction of labour (with intact membranes)

Date: 27/06/2022 | Category:

This leaflet has been written to help you and your partner understand what might happen during an induction of labour. What is induction of labour? Most women will start labour […]

Induction of labour with Cervical Balloon (Foley’s) catheter

Date: 27/06/2022 | Category:

What is balloon induction? Balloon induction is a mechanical form of induction of labour and is the only method used for outpatient induction of labour at present. This is because […]

Commercial umbilical cord blood collection

Date: 09/06/2022 | Category:

This leaflet is for parents considering commercial options for collecting Umbilical Card Blood. We wish to make it clear that Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust does not endorse the routine collection […]