Early pregnancy problems

Pain/bleeding in early pregnancy

Women with early pregnancy problems can be referred to a dedicated Early Pregnancy Unit that provides efficent and compassionate management, counselling and access to appropriate information. You can be referred to EPU by any of the gynaecology team or by your GP/primary care clinician or ED.  We are sorry that self-referrals are not accepted unless you have previously had an ectopic and are at least 6 weeks pregnant.

When you attend for this appointment you may need a vaginal ultrasound and you will need to have an empty bladder for this.  The doctor or nurse will ask you some questions and may need to do a blood test.

As this is an emergency service, there can sometimes be some delays.

Lots of problems can occur in early pregnancy and you may find looking through the leaflets useful.

We also recommend websites such as the miscarriage association if there are details that you feel that you still need more answers to. https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/

Nausea and Vomiting in pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms in early pregnancy affecting up to 80% of pregnancies. It is one of the most common indications for hospital admission among pregnant women.  Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) may cause dehydration and changes with the electrolytes in your body.  We have a special service that many women suffering with HG are able to use which involves short and hopefully efficient stay in the Ocean Suite for rehydration and treatment.

Patient information leaflets

Attending for rescan 

Evacuation of retained products of conception 

Expectant Management of miscarriage 

Medical Management 10 - 12 week 

Medical Management up to 10 week 

Treating an ectopic pregnancy

Surgical management of ectopic pregnancy

Surgical management of retained pregnancy tissue under general anaesthetic 

Surgical management of your retained pregnancy tissue under local anaesthetic 

Surgical management of your miscarriage 

Pregnancy of unknown location

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