Can I self refer to early pregnancy unit?

How do I get referred to EPU? This is a walk in service meaning that you can self-refer and do not need to have seen a GP first. You must have a positive pregnancy test but be less than 14 weeks pregnant. We will see any woman who arrives at the clinic before 11am.

How do I contact my early pregnancy unit?

Emergency Referrals GPs wishing to make a referral should complete the Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU) referral form below and hand it to the patient to bring with them. Women should be asked to call the EPU helpline on 020 3299 7232 for a telephone assessment and to book an appointment.

How long does a referral to early pregnancy unit take?

Women who are referred to a hospital early pregnancy assessment service are seen within 24 hours of referral.

Can partners go to baby scans Rotherham Hospital?

We recognise the value of the support of a partner, relative or friend for pregnant women when accessing maternity care services. We are pleased to say that we can now welcome support partners to all antenatal appointments including early pregnancy assessment and antenatal day unit.

Can I request an early pregnancy scan?

You can get a private early pregnancy scan at 6 – 12 weeks. By 6 weeks the doctor should be able to see your baby’s heartbeat on the ultrasound scan. The heartbeat will be visualised and not heard at this stage. Any earlier than this and it will be hard to properly detect your baby on the scan.

What happens at an early pregnancy unit?

An Early Pregnancy Unit is a specialist unit that provides care for women with problems in early pregnancy. This often centres on the provision of an ultrasound scan to confirm the location and viability of a pregnancy.

Can I have a early pregnancy scan?

A pregnancy can be seen on scan from as early as 6 weeks from the first day of your last period (LMP). We should be able to see a heartbeat from 6 weeks. If you are unsure of your dates or have irregular cycles we do ask that you have a scan two weeks after your first positive pregnancy test.

What is early pregnancy assessment unit?

The Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) is a community service which cares for women who are in the early stages of pregnancy and experiencing pain, bleeding or other problems relating to their pregnancy. If your pregnancy test is negative, please visit your GP or Pharmacy for further advice.

When should I ring pregnancy triage?

Triage is the assessment area for maternity where we assess many needs, not just labour. You may be referred to triage by your GP, community midwife or you may contact us directly after 20 weeks of pregnancy, up to 6 weeks after delivery of your baby.

How many weeks does a miscarriage usually happen?

Unfortunately, miscarriages are fairly common. A miscarriage usually happens in the first 3 months of pregnancy, before 12 weeks’ gestation. A very small number of pregnancy losses are called stillbirths, and happen after 20 weeks’ gestation.

What does a miscarriage at 4 weeks look like?

Signs and Symptoms of a Miscarriage Signs of a miscarriage can include spotting or vaginal bleeding similar to a menstrual period. The bleeding will often have more clots than a regular period, appearing as tiny lumps in the vaginal discharge. Abdominal cramping may also accompany.

Where is the early pregnancy Assessment Unit in Rotherham?

the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU), located at Rotherham Hospital at the end of Ward B11. This leaflet is to help you understand why this has been done, and what may be happening. Why have I been referred to EPAU? The EPAU is a specialist area in the hospital that deals specifically with problems in early pregnancy.

Where to have your baby at Rotherham Hospital?

Women can refer themselves directly to all of our maternity services, including Pregnancy Advisory Service (PAs), Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU), Antenatal/day ward, triage and delivery suite. Why have your baby at Rotherham Hospital?

When is the early pregnancy unit in Brighton open?

This is not a walk in clinic. It is open from 8.30am to 12 midday on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment only. The telephone numbers below are only for health professionals who wish to refer in, or existing patients under the care of EPU. For advice on problems experienced in early pregnancy please dial 111.

Where can I see a midwife in Rotherham?

We have midwives based both at the hospital and in the community. Women can refer themselves directly to all of our maternity services, including Pregnancy Advisory Service (PAs), Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU), Antenatal/day ward, triage and delivery suite.