Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU)


If you are 6-12 weeks’ pregnant and are experiencing bleeding and pain, you may require referral to our early pregnancy assessment clinic.

It is not always a sign of a problem and may settle on its own, but it is important that you see a specialist to rule out some of the worrying causes.  

We understand this is an anxious time and our team will do everything to help reassure you.

Referrals may only be made through your GP or midwife, the unit does not take self-referrals.

More on what we do

You will be seen by a member of the team, who will assess you and arrange for any necessary tests such as blood tests and ultrasound scans. Once the results of these tests are received, you will be seen again to discuss them and discuss a plan of care.

We will give you help and advice depending on your test results and guide you through what will happen next. It may not always be possible to find a cause for your symptoms at your first appointment and follow-up appointments may be arranged.


Treatment will depend on the outcome of your blood tests or ultra sound scan. 

Options for treatment will be discussed with you fully.

Our team

Our early pregnancy clinic is run by experienced nurse specialists alongside Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetricians and the medical team.

Where to find us

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

Centre for Women’s Health

Clinic 2, Level 1

Contact us

Call us on 01392 406503.


Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic for women who are 6-12 weeks pregnant with bleeding and pain.

Supporting you

Sometimes the tests will show that you have had a miscarriage. We know that this is a sad and distressing experience. Even from very early in pregnancy, it is difficult not to have hopes and plans for your baby.

We offer a counselling service to help support you through this difficult time. If you would like to meet with a counsellor, please call us on 01392 406678. There is often an answer phone on this number, but please leave a message and we will phone you back.

We are able to offer a memento in the form of a memory box.  If this is something you could like please ask a member of staff 


Our site uses cookies to help give you a better experience. By continuing to use it you consent to the use of cookies as set out in our privacy policy.