Specialist care for women with additional health needs
We have specialist clinics where extra support is provided if you have additional health needs in your pregnancy. Appointments for these clinics are made via your midwife or obstetrician.
This is a joint clinic with a consultant obstetrician,
diabetes specialist midwife, diabetes specialist nurse, and
dietician. It provides high quality, individualized care
for pregnant women who are diagnosed with diabetes before or
develop diabetes during their pregnancy.
The following patient information
leaflets 'diabetes and pregnancy', 'gestational diabetes'
and 'glucose tolerance tests' can be found here.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists also
provide information regarding gestational
This clinic, each Thursday in the fetal medicine unit,
has specialist staff to provide care and advice to women who
are excepting two or more babies. It is important that you
are well prepared for the changes that will take place both during
your pregnancy and after the babies' birth.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists provide
useful information here regarding
different types of multiple pregnancy, the care you will receive
and your options for birth.
If your BMI is 35 or above at booking you will be offered an
appointment in our lifestyle clinic.
We wish to promote normal birth wherever possible and believe
that all women should be provided with the correct information to
make informed decisions regarding their birth options.
A specialist clinic service has been developed by midwives
to help support women in their individual choices for pregnancy and
birth. This clinic is run by an experienced midwife who
facilitates discussion and advises pregnant women regarding their
All women who have delivered by caesarean section in a previous
pregnancy will be offered an appointment at around 16 weeks
with a midwife in our birth options clinic. This is a
routine antenatal appointment but also a chance to discuss
previous deliveries and explore options for birth in this