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Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU)

What we do

The Early Pregnancy Unit provides services for women with complications of pregnancy such as pain or bleeding up to 16 weeks gestation.

This is an urgent clinic for pregnancy related problems, occurring from six to 16 weeks gestation. Patients come to this clinic with a variety of problems, such as:

  • Bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Hyperemesis (excess vomiting in pregnancy)
  • Previous ectopic pregnancy
  • Previous molar pregnancy
  • Reassurance for recurring miscarriage and investigations
  • We have a dedicated ultrasound service that runs every weekday morning. Patients will be seen by a nurse or be seen by the doctor if necessary in which blood tests may be taken.

If a miscarriage is diagnosed, we offer both medical and surgical treatment options.

The Early Pregnancy Unit runs in parallel with the Gynaecology Assessment Unit (GAU) and provides services for women with complications of pregnancy such as pain or bleeding up to 16 weeks gestation.

Services Available

This Unit is an urgent clinic for pregnancy related problems, occurring from 6-16 weeks gestation. Patients present with a variety of problems including:-

  • Bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Hyperemesis (excessive vomiting in pregnancy)
  • Previous Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Previous Molar Pregnancy
  • Reassurance for recurring miscarriage and investigations

There is a dedicated ultrasound service that runs every weekday morning. Patients will be seen by a nurse or by the doctor if necessary. Blood tests may be taken.

If a miscarriage is diagnosed we offer expectant, medical and surgical treatment options.

Routine Investigation

Most women will need an abdominal or vaginal ultrasound scan to investigate their problem.

Appointments

Patients need to be referred by their GP or other Health Professional e.g Accident & Emergency, Walk-in Centre, Midwife, Consultant or from the Gynaecology Ward. Most patients can be seen the same day or the next working day.

Opening times

Every weekday 8.00am to 6.30pm

Where are we based?

1st floor Wirral Women & Children’s Hospital in the Gynaecology Treatment Centre (GTC)

How to contact us

For advice or appointments please contact the nurses on 0151 604 7450 weekdays 8.00am-6.00pm
Out-of hours helpline - 0151 604 7132

Key Staff

Liz Phillips EPU nurse
Nina Horton Clinical Nurse Specialist
Joyce McKay Clinical Nurse Specialist

For further information please visit the following websites