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Raised BMI Clinic

There has been a raised Body Mass Index (BMI) clinic at Saint Mary's since 2010. The aim is to improve the care of women with a raised BMI who are at increased risk of complications in pregnancy. Women with a BMI of 40 or more are referred to the clinic and are managed by a consultant obstetrician with a special interest in this area. Women usually receive additional ultrasound scans as well as review by a consultant obstetric anaesthetist.

Our aim is to get the best possible outcome for women and their babies by using the most up-to-date techniques and treatments available. The clinic also takes part in research, with patients sometimes being asked to take part in studies when they come for their clinic appointments.

 

Our staff include:

Consultant Obstetrician

 

Clinic

Clinic is held on a Wednesday afternoon in the Antenatal Clinic in Saint Mary's Hospital.

 

What is offered to the patient?

Patients with a BMI of 40 or more receive combined midwifery and consultant obstetric care, additional ultrasound scans and review by the anaesthetic team.

 

How can I access the clinic?

Through the midwife at booking appointment.

 

Useful links:

NHS Choices (Overweight and Pregnant)

Why do I need to see an anaesthetist during my pregnancy?

Raised BMI in Pregnancy - leaflet