About the department
Midwife with pregnant womanOur obstetric medicine service has an international reputation, and as one of only four such units in the UK, we receive referrals from across the country.
The obstetric medicine team work with consultant obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists and specialist midwives to care for women who have medical problems during pregnancy.
There are three general obstetric medicine clinics per week for women with a variety of medical conditions, as well as specific clinics for diabetes, thyroid disease, kidney problems, connective tissue disease, elevated blood pressure and epilepsy.
We also run a weekly specialist clinic with a consultant cardiologist for women with complex cardiac disease, including congenital heart disease.
Our pre-pregnancy counselling service provides advice for women on long term medication, with pre-existing medical conditions or who have previously had a poor pregnancy on the best way to plan for pregnancy.