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:
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.
NHS Choices (Overweight and Pregnant)
Why do I need to see an anaesthetist during my
Raised BMI in Pregnancy - leaflet