early pregnancy unit


Also found in: Acronyms.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Early Pregnancy Unit will remain where it is, but will now have the exclusive use of clinical, waiting and reception areas.
But the report also says that both Hudderseld and Calderdale's early pregnancy units are "under-utilised" and could be combined at the more modern facilities in Halifax.
But antenatal and postnatal services at Caerphilly are to be enhanced with consultants from other hospitals holding clinics and there are plans for an early pregnancy unit.
If you do become pregnant again, take advantage of your nearest Early Pregnancy Unit and visit as often as you feel you need to during the first 12 weeks for reassurance.
Dr Faizah Mukri, from the early pregnancy unit at St George's Hospital in London, led the study.
And she slammed the maternity's early pregnancy unit as "archaic" and said her treatment was "horrific.
But the report also says that both Huddersfield and Calderdale's early pregnancy units are "under-utilised" and could be combined at the more modern facilities in Halifax.
Jennifer James, 27, who played barmaid Geena in Corrie and is patron of the association of early pregnancy units said: 'This unit will be able to spot and deal with any problems women have in early pregnancy.
He said the HSE has recently established an obstetric programme to standardise care programmes across the country's 19 maternity and early pregnancy units.
Full browser ?