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Joint Obstetric Neurology Clinic

The joint Obstetric/Neurology clinic is a specialist antenatal and pre-pregnancy clinic for women with active neurological diseases, such as epilepsy or neuromuscular conditions. Some conditions will impinge upon the pregnancy whilst others will themselves be affected by the pregnancy. The clinic aims to look at an individual's condition and map out a pregnancy plan to optimise the condition and the pregnancy outcome, liaising closely with patients' pre-pregnancy Neurology team where possible.

Our staff

Dr Phil Bullen, Consultant Obstetrician

Dr Suganthi Chinnasami, Consultant Neurologist

Sarah Lee, Research Midwife



The clinic is held in the Antenatal Department at Saint Mary's Hospital on Thursday mornings.  There is a Neurologist present at the clinic on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.


Conditions dealt with:

  • Epilepsy - current
  • Neuromuscular conditions - myotonic dystrophy etc
  • Myaethenia gravis
  • Previous cerebrovascular disease eg stroke, intracranial aneurysms/venous malformation
  • Neurosurgical conditions - vascular malformation/aneurysm, V-P shunt etc
  • Other congenital /acquired causes of immobility (cerebral palsy, spinal injury)
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Multiple sclerosis - if currently problematic


How can I access this service?

Women may be referred by a GP, CMFT Midwife (after booking risk assessment) or an Obstetrician.


Contact Details

PA/Secretary: 0161 276 6427


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