In this section, we have leaflets for the Early Pregnancy Unit. Please only read the materials on the advice of your clinician.
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We are very sorry that your pregnancy is no longer progressing. We understand this may be a very distressing time for you. Sadly, miscarriages are known to occur in 1 in 4 pregnancies. In early pregnancy, the most common reason for a miscarriage is a genetic abnormality within the baby and so is out of your control.
We hope that this leaflet will help you in your decision for treatment. It is intended to give you additional information to that received from the doctors and nurses in the hospital ... read more
Your doctor has requested that you attend this Assessment Unit because a problem has arisen during the early stages (first 12 weeks) of your pregnancy.
This is an emergency service for women referred by their GP, midwife, A& E or healthcare professionals with pain and /or vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy.
The aims of the unit are to offer help and assistance with the pregnancy related problem you are experiencing ... read more
A laparoscopy (also known as keyhole surgery) is performed under a general anaesthetic. 3-4 small cuts (half to one centimetre in length) are made in the abdomen which allows your surgeon to insert a small telescope so that they can see inside your abdomen and your reproductive organs directly. Your abdomen will be filled with gas to allow us some space to gain a clear picture and if necessary, to treat any problems as agreed with you before your operation. Before you agree to surgery and sign your consent form, your surgeon will discuss what is planned (This is called an informed consent) ... read more
This leaflet is intended to give you additional information to that received from a healthcare professional. It aims to answer your questions about manual vacuum aspiration, the benefits, risks, alternative treatment options, as well as what you can expect when you come to our hospital for your procedure ... read more
We are sorry that your scan has shown that your pregnancy has ended and a diagnosis of a miscarriage has been made. Sadly, about one in four women lose their baby in early pregnancy. It may be that you have had very few or no symptoms at all, such as bleeding or pain, but this is not unusual in some types of miscarriage and you will have been given verbal information on how this treatment works and what to expect. This written information is for you to take home, please keep it somewhere safe, as you may want to look at it over the next few weeks ... read more
Surgical management of miscarriage (SMM) is the medical term for removing any parts of your pregnancy that may remain in your womb following a miscarriage. This may include a small fetus, the pregnancy sac, placenta or tissue mixed with blood clots. This involves being admitted to the hospital, usually the Day Surgery Unit, for part of the day. In the past, it has also been known as an ERPC ... read more
You have been recommended this as a form of management of an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy growing outside the womb that poses significant threat to the mother’s life if it continues to grow. Methotrexate will stop the pregnancy cells from dividing which prevents the pregnancy from growing, reducing the risk of bleeding internally or rupturing the fallopian tube ... read more