Clinic 22 – Maternal and fetal medicine

This is an outpatient clinic that offers an appointment only service.
Opening times: 

Monday to Friday

08:00 - 18:00. 

01223 217660
Finding us: 

Head through the Rosie reception area. Take lift A (on the right) or the stairs to level 2 and follow the signs to clinic 22.

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Maternal medicine

Women are referred here that may require extra monitoring of their pregnancies because of concerns regarding issues such as their blood pressure, blood test results or repeated episodes of reduced movements of babies. During the visit, maternal observations are checked and often a fetal heart tracing/recording of the baby may be required. Individualised care is given and regular appointments may be required. This service assists women to remain at home during their pregnancy while having regular monitoring. 

We also see some postnatal women who may be referred here for postnatal checks while their baby is being cared for on the neonatal unit, PICU or ward C3 and they are living in the hospital accommodation.

Fetal medicine

This is a consultant-led service providing specialist care. The team consists of doctors, midwives, maternity care assistants and the administration team.

We see women who have been referred following an ultrasound scan that may have detected a concern with the baby’s anatomy or growth. We are a regional referral service and also see women referred from other units in the Eastern region. We run clinics that enable women to meet with neonatal doctors, surgeons, the genetics team, specialist nurses and physiotherapists to help plan for ongoing care in pregnancy and after the baby is born.

We work closely with genetics department and laboratory to provide diagnostic tests (amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling) for some women who may have an increased screening risk for Down’s syndrome or when a chromosome problem is suspected in the baby.

At each visit an ultrasound scan will be carried out followed by a discussion with the doctor about the findings. Follow up appointments may be arranged on an individual basis. Close communication is maintained with your referring hospital, GP and midwife.