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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 Hospital on:

  • 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


Contact Details

Clinic Secretary - Carol Stella

Tel: (0161) 701 7158

Fax: (0161) 276 6143


Useful Links/information:

Pain relief in labour - Obstetric Anaesthetic Association

Remifentanil PCA in labour