After being assessed by the doctors
When the doctors feel that you are well enough to be discharged home with advice, with your current symptoms, any one of the following is possible:
- You may have a pregnancy in the womb which is doing well
- You may be having a miscarriage
- You may have a pregnancy which is outside the womb (ectopic pregnancy)
Like most NHS trusts across the country we offer early pregnancy ultrasound scans in booked appointments in office hours.
The purpose of this scan is to help identify the location of the pregnancy and how it is doing. While you are waiting for your ultrasound, if you have severe pain, are bleeding heavily or unwell, please go to your nearest Emergency Department (A&E) as we cannot rule out an ectopic pregnancy at this time for a further assessment.
While you are waiting for your scan should you have any questions, you can contact:
Princess Royal Hospital
Horsted Keynes Ward Level 2
Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU) 01444 441881 Ext. 68370
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Royal Sussex County Hospital
Thomas Kemp Tower, Level 11
Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU) 01273 696955 Ext. 64402
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
The phone will go to an automated system and they will return your call on the same or next working day. Please note this is not a walk in service and is by appointment only.
Or alternatively further help, advice and information can be found through our Early Pregnancy Unit webpage.
After being assessed by the doctors they feel that at present you are well enough to be discharged home with advice.
This leaflet is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information in this leaflet is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.