Obstetric Anaesthetic Clinic
The Antenatal Anaesthetic Assessment Clinic is a consultant led
clinic. The purpose of the clinic is to assess and provide an
anaesthetic management plan for women who have existing medical
problems that could affect their anaesthetic care at the time of
labour and delivery.
Referral to the clinic is made by obstetricians or midwives
usually at the time of the booking visit but are some patients are
referred later in pregnancy.
Patients are usually seen between 28 and 36 weeks gestation
depending on the condition they are referred with.
The obstetric anaesthetists liaise closely with obstetricians
and other specialist services as needed.
The clinic is run by the obstetric anaesthetic consultants.
The clinics are held in the Antenatal Department at Saint Mary's
- Monday afternoons
- Tuesday mornings
- Wednesday afternoons
Conditions dealt with:
We see pregnant women whose BMI is over 40, as well as
women with back problems, cardiac conditions, neurological
conditions, rheumatological conditions, anaesthetic problems and
other medical conditions.
The purpose of the clinic is to review patients in the
antenatal period to discuss how their medical condition may affect
labour, delivery and their choice of pain relief. An anaesthetic
management plan for labour and delivery will be made.
How can I access this service?
Referral is made by obstetricians or midwives
Clinic Secretary - Carol Stella
Tel: (0161) 701 7158
Fax: (0161) 276 6143
Pain relief in labour - Obstetric Anaesthetic
Remifentanil PCA in labour