early pregnancy unit


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early pregnancy unit

A 5-day (per week) multidisciplinary service involving doctors, nurses, ultrasonographers, midwives and support staff which provides early testing and care (up to 13 weeks) for pregnancy. Most of the UK’s 250 EPUs are associated with gynaecology units, but are staffed separately.

Cases seen in EPUs
Bleeding of any type (from light spotting to bloody clotting), brownish discharge, abdominal, pelvic or back pain, constant severe nausea, suspected miscarriage, GP or practice nurse referral.
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Acute Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Unit, Nepean Centre for Perinatal Cre, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, Sydney, Australia [1]; Shepparton Hospital, Goulburn Valley Health Victoria, Australia [2]; OMNI Gynaecological Care, Centre for Women's Ultrasound and Early Pregnancy, St Leonards Sydney, NSW, Australia [3].
Nicola said: 'I asked the Early Pregnancy Unit if they had a record of which doctor told me I had lost the baby.
She was then referred to the Early Pregnancy Unit at Our Lady of Lourdes for a D&C.
Today representatives of the early pregnancy unit, Sandwell Bereavement Service and the hospital chaplains will be at the unit from 10am to 3pm to speak to people who have suffered from the loss of a pregnancy and to offer further support and guidance.
Thankfully, Rachel Meadows, a nurse on the early pregnancy unit at University Hospital Coventry, was on hand.
A PLAN to close Hudderseld Royal Inrmary's early pregnancy unit is to be reviewed by councillors.
Two days later, the 32-year old from Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, felt severe pain and rang the Early Pregnancy Unit at Withybush Hospital.
The Colposcopy Suite, which previously shared the same space as the Early Pregnancy Unit, has been moved to a section of Ward Five, which had provided four beds for short-stay gynaecology patients.
Instead the couple were told to call the early pregnancy unit the next day to arrange a scan.
The events that unfolded at Our Lady's Hospital in Drogheda, Co Louth, because of an outdated scanning machine at the hospital's Early Pregnancy Unit are utterly shocking.
Amira Jaber-Soufan of Missouri was visiting family in Wales last summer when she was admitted to the Early Pregnancy Unit of the University Hospital of Wales.
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