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.

The Maternity Assessment Unit at St Thomas' Hospital

Description:
Information for pregnant women about the services offered at the Antenatal Day Unit at St Thomas' Hospital, and when to attend the unit.

Tongue-tie - Division of your baby's tongue-tie

Description:
This leaflet explains about your child's tongue-tie and how we correct it. This leaflet only refers to the procedure concerning babies younger than three months of age.

Transabdominal cervical circlage

Description:
This leaflet explains more about transabdominal cervical cerclage, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives.

Transvaginal cervical cerclage

Description:
This leaflet explains more about transvaginal cervical cerclage, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Ultrasound detection of fetal gastroschisis

Description:
The aim of this leaflet is to answer your questions if you have had an ultrasound scan and have been informed that your developing baby has gastroschisis.

Vitamin K and your newborn baby

Description:
This leaflet explains why we advise extra vitamin K to be given to your baby once they are born.
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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.