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.

Fetal renal pelvic dilatation - information for women after ultrasound detection

The aim of this leaflet is to answer your questions if you have had an ultrasound scan at 20 weeks and have been informed that your developing baby has renal pelvic dilatation.

Gestational diabetes

This information leaflet is for women who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). It gives background information on GDM and what it means for their pregnancy.

Giving birth - Coping methods and options for pain relief in labour

This leaflet provides information about a variety of methods that you might like to use to help you cope with any pain or discomfort you may experience during your labour. Each pain relief option includes a list of advantages and disadvantages to help you decide which method is best for you.

Giving birth - Induction of labour

This leaflet provides useful information about what induction of labour is, the methods used and what to expect when you are induced.

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

This information sheet has been given to you to help answer some of the questions you may have about nausea and vomiting during your pregnancy.

Neonatal : eLIXIR: The early life cross-linkage in research

Neonatal : eLIXIR - The early life cross-linkage in research

Oral glucose tolerance test during pregnancy

This leaflet explains more about having an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) during pregnancy. It also provides information on how you can prepare for the test and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Physiotherapy ante-natal class_web

This leaflet gives information about exercises for pregnancy. This is an accessory for the physiotherapy ante-natal class.

Postnatal hypertension (high blood pressure)

This leaflet is for women who had hypertension (high blood pressure) in their pregnancy or shortly after delivery. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to a member of staff caring for you.

Pre-eclampsia - Low-dose aspirin in pregnancy to prevent pre-eclampsia

This leaflet explains more about taking low-dose aspirin during pregnancy to prevent pre-eclampsia. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask a doctor or nurse caring for you.
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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.