Maternity patient leaflets

 

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Antenatal booking appointment

Description:
This sheet explains what you can expect from your antenatal booking appointment.

Antenatal hypertension (high blood pressure)

Description:
This leaflet is for women with hypertension (high blood pressure) in pregnancy.

Assisted delivery aftercare

Description:
This leaflet explains more about returning to your everyday activities after an assisted delivery (forceps or ventouse).

Birth options after previous caesarean section

Description:
This information is for you if you have had one caesarean section and want to know more about your birth options when having another baby.

Breech baby

Description:
This leaflet explains more about using External Cephalic Version (ECV) to turn your breech baby to a head down position.

Caesarean section - preparing your skin

Description:
This leaflet gives information about using chlorhexidine gluconate 2% cloths before your Caesarean section surgery.

Diabetes and pregnancy booklet

Description:
This leaflet gives information for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who are considering pregnancy.

Elective caesarean section

Description:
This leaflet is about what to expect from your elective caesarean section.

eLIXIR study - Information for parents of infants in neonatal intensive care

Description:
This leaflet tells you about a research study. Before you make a decision please discuss this with your family and friends and do ask any questions you have.

eLIXIR study - Maternity participant information

Description:
This leaflet tells you about a research study. Before you make a decision please discuss this with your family and friends and do ask any questions you have.
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Children's patient information leaflets on the Evelina London Children's Healthcare website

Information about caesarean section

About requests for caesarean sections (PDF 67Kb)

Leaflets by Public Health England

Flu, your pregnancy and you (PDF 381Kb)

Whooping cough and pregnancy (PDF 355Kb)

Leaflets by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Mental health in pregnancy

Postnatal depression

Postpartum psychosis

Leaflets by Bliss

Having a baby before 30 weeks: magnesium sulphate as protection against cerebral palsy

Our research

More about our research into assisted conception and women's health

Research we support

iFIND: intelligent Fetal Imaging and Diagnosis - finding new technologies that allow scanning to be carried out with multiple ultrasound probes and improved fetal ultrasound imaging through automated image processing.

Developing Human Connectome Project(dHCP) - aiming to make major scientific progress by creating the first 4-dimensional connectome of early life.