Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service (MAViS)
At Saint Mary's Hospital, we run a specialist clinic called
MAViS (Manchester Antenatal Vascular Clinic) which is run by Dr
Jenny Myers (Consultant Obstetrician with specialist expertise in
Maternal Medicine) and a team of specialist midwives.
The clinic is designed to provide additional monitoring,
ultrasound scans and support for women with a history of high blood
pressure and those at high risk of developing high blood pressure
complications during pregnancy. Additional blood pressure
measurements (including 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure
monitoring) are offered to women attending the clinic to ensure
that blood pressure medication is optimised. Surveillance of
maternal and fetal health is tailored to individual requirements,
for the majority of women appointments are offered 2-4 weekly.
Dr Myers runs an active research programme within the Maternal
& Fetal Health Research Centre and women attending the MAViS
clinic are invited to take part in the research studies.
Our staff include:
Dr Jenny Myers, Consultant Obstetrician.
Catherine Chmiel, Research/Specialist Midwife.
Clinics are held in the Clinical Reseach Sutie, 5th Floor, Saint
Mary's Hospital every Friday morning.
Conditions dealt with:
- Previous early onset pre-eclampsia.
- Chronic hypertension.
- Renal hypertension.
- Pre-gestational diabetes with evidence of vascular
complications (retinopathy, nephropathy).
What is offered to the patient?
- Antenatal care.
- Additional ultrasound scans,12-14, 16-18, 22-24, 26-28
- Shared care with Renal Hypertension Antenatal Clinic team.
How do I access the service?
Patients can be referred from antenatal services and the renal
hypertension antenatal clinic.
We have received 5 year funding from the National Institute for
Health Research (NIHR).