Patient information leaflets

The leaflets on this page are designed to provide information regarding your care. They can be downloaded, printed or read online.



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Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists patient information leaflets:


Having a small baby

Why your weight matters during pregnancy and after birth

Obstetric Cholestasis

Chicken Pox in pregnancy

Your baby's movements in pregnancy


Southend University Hospital patient information leaflets:


Antenatal expressing and storage of your colostrum50 kb

Antenatal ultrasound scans, screening and diagnostic tests549 kb

Benefits of skin to skin contact535 kb

Body Mass Index517 kb

Bottle feeding your baby166 kb

Breastfeeding your baby97 kb

Breech baby and ECV552 kb

Caesarean birth97 kb

Caesarean section (enhanced recovery programme)52 kb

Care of a healthy term baby reluctant to breastfeed49 kb

Care of the perineum546 kb

Diabetes & pregnancy431 kb

Does my baby need vitamin K?149 kb

Fetal fibronectin test70 kb

Gestational Diabetes45 kb

Glucose Tolerance Test611 kb

Healthy eating and vitamin supplements in pregnancy301 kb

How can I tell breastfeeding is going well45 kb

Information for patients with a positive antenatal hepatitis b result503 kb

Induction of labour48 kb

Induction of labour with Dilapan60 kb

Is there a missing piece from your birth experience1842 kb

Large for dates babies & Polyhydramnios160 kb

Latent phase of labour77 kb

Meconium-stained liquor and your newborn baby46 kb

Outpatient induction of labour55 kb

Pain relief post caesarean section/forceps delivery/3rd or 4th degree perineal tear540 kb

Perineal Massage315 kb

Place of birth456 kb

Postnatal information for you and your baby169 kb

Postnatal recovery and care following hypertension207 kb

Postnatal recovery and care following pre eclampsia237 kb

Pre-eclampsia165 kb

Reducing the risk of MRSA in pregnancy93 kb

Refusal of blood transfusion536 kb

Returning to activity after your caesarean section215 kb

Rh negative and Anti-D injection in pregnancy424 kb

Rupture of membranes at term526 kb

Tests and treatment for your babys jaundice238 kb

The umbilical cord212 kb

Visiting times69 kb

Waterbirth456 kb

What drugs has your baby been taking499 kb

What is a tongue tie?155 kb

Womens clinic419 kb