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Patient Information Leaflets and Resources

Patient information leaflets help to provide all the information you may need before, during and after your pregnancy. You can also link directly to the written information from within the relevant sections of the website. Saint Mary's Hospital is working towards having all patient information available on its website rather than in paper format.

Shared Decision Making

If you are asked to make a choice, you may have lots of questions that you want to ask. You may also want to talk over your options with your family or friends. It can help to write a list of the questions you want answered and take it to your appointment.

Ask 3 QuestionsA3Q 2

To begin with, try to make sure you get the answers to three key questions if you are asked to make a choice about your healthcare:

1. What are my options?

2. What are the risks and benefits of each option for me?

3. How do I get support to help me make a decision that is right for me?

Useful links

AQuA (Advancing Quality Alliance)

Leaflets

 

Given at/by

Leaflet Name

General leaflets:

Booking appointment

20 weeks

Later in your pregnancy

Postnatally

Specialist leaflets:

Obstetric Cardiac Clinic

Fetal Medicine Unit

Haematology Clinic

 

Leaflets (A - Z)

Leaflet

Given at

Amenity Accommodation

General

Amniocentesis

Specialist

Amniocentesis discharge information

Specialist

Anthony Nolan Leaflet

General

Are you pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant?

Specialist

A Patient Guide to Induction of Labour

Specialist

Blood Transfusions and Other Options for Pregnant Women

20 weeks gestation

Caring for your new baby

Postnatal

Choosing where to have your baby

20 weeks gestation

Chorion Villus Biopsy (CVB)

Specialist

Chorionic Villus Biopsy - Discharge Information

Specialist

Contraception for women with cardiac disease

Specialist

Elective Caesarean Section

Specialist

Elective Caesarean Section - You Tube video

Specialist

External Cephalic Version (ECV)

Specialist

Fetal Medicine Unit

Specialist

Giving birth after one previous caesarean section

Specialist

Glucose Tolerance Testing

20 weeks gestation

Group B Strep

Booking

Healthy start vitamins and why you need them

Booking

Jaundice

Postnatal

Information for women who are considering Internal Iliac Artery Balloon Occlusion during high-risk Caesarean Section

Specialist

Insertion of an IVC Filter

Specialist

Keeping your baby safe

General

Medication Advice for Patients Admitted to the Maternity Wards

20 weeks gestation

Monochorionic/Identical twins

Specialist

Obstetric Triage Department

General

Pain relief in labour

20 weeks gestation

Pain relief in labour - You Tube video

20 weeks gestation

Perineal Tears - 1st & 2nd degree tears

Postnatal

Perineal Tears - 3rd & 4th degree tears

Postnatal

Postnatal discharge information

Postnatal

Pregnancy and Thrombosis, am I at risk?

20 weeks gestation

Preventing Blood Clots in Adult Patients

General

Prolonged Jaundice Screening

Postnatal

Raised BMI in Pregnancy

Booking

Remifentanil PCA for Women in Labour

20 weeks gestation

Saint Mary's Birth Centre at Salford

Patients living in Salford

Skin To Skin

20 weeks gestation

Screening tests for you and your baby

Booking

Sickle cell disease and pregnancy

Specialist

Thalassaemia and pregnancy

Specialist

You are past your due date - what happens next?

Specialist

Vitamin K for newborn babies

Postnatal

Welcome to the Delivery Unit

Admission

What should I pack for coming into hospital?

General

Why blood pressure and urine are tested during pregnancy

Booking

Your baby's movements in pregnancy

Booking

Useful resources:

The Pregnancy Book

Start4life

NHS choices

Thinking of getting pregnant? Make sure you're protected against German measles - Department of Health leaflet

Breastfeeding Support in the North West

Flu, your pregnancy and you: what you need to know and do to protect yourself and your baby

The flu vaccination winter 2015 to 2016: who should have it and why

Government Resources to support whooping cough vaccination

Choose to Change - A specialist weight management service for women whose GP is based in Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Tameside or Glossop.

The Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association also has lots of useful information about managing pain in labour and you can view these here: http://www.labourpains.com/UI/Content/Content.aspx?ID=5

Saint Mary's You Tube videos: http://ow.ly/UPKwd