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.

Pregnancy - First steps

Description:
This leaflet explains more about what to do now that you are pregnant and contains general advice for the first few weeks of your pregnancy.

Pregnancy of unknown location

Description:
This leaflet explains what pregnancy of unknown location is and what will happen next.

Preterm surveillance clinic

Description:
The preterm surveillance clinic aims to provide extra care for women at a high risk of having a baby born too early.

Protecting your baby from low blood glucose

Description:
This leaflet will give you information about how to protect your baby from hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), and suggest ways of dealing with an episode if it happens.

Screening for Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndromes

Description:
This information is about screening for Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndromes and should be read together with the NHS screening programmes booklet 'Screening tests for you and your baby'.

Stem cell collection from the umbilical cord

Description:
This information sheet is designed to offer information to families who are considering private (commercial) umbilical cord blood collection following the birth of their baby at St Thomas' Hospital.

Sterilisation at the time of caesarean section

Description:
This information sheet aims to answer some of the questions you may have if you are considering sterilisation at the time of caesarean section. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Termination of pregnancy due to fetal abnormality - Medical termination of pregnancy over 18 weeks' gestation

Description:
This leaflet aims to explain what will happen if you decide to end your pregnancy more than 18 weeks after conception.

Termination of pregnancy due to fetal abnormality - Medical termination up to 17 weeks and six days gestation

Description:
This leaflet aims to explain what will happen if you decide to end your pregnancy up to 17 weeks and six days after conception, using medical management.

Termination of pregnancy due to fetal abnormality - Surgical termination of pregnancy up to 13 weeks and six days gestation

Description:
This leaflet aims to explain what will happen if you decide to end your pregnancy up to 13 weeks and six days after conception, using surgical management.
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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.