Pre-pregnancy clinic

We run a pre-pregnancy clinic twice a month for women who are considering pregnancy and fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Have existing health problems which may impact on the pregnancy  or present a risk to the future health of the mother
  • Have a child or family member with a health problem which may affect a future baby, including their likelihood of developing the same condition and the options around this
  • Have had a previous difficult pregnancy or experienced a health condition that could recur, so a discussion is needed to plan the type of care that might be required

You will usually be referred to the clinic by your GP or hospital consultant. At your appointment you will be seen by Miss Joanna Girling, obstetric consultant, who will ask you ask about your health history, listen to any concerns you may have and will then talk through your options with you. After your appointment a detailed letter will be sent to your referring clinician, including direct contact details if needed, to help you plan and access further antenatal care.