Renal Hypertension Antenatal Clinic
The Renal Hypertension Antenatal Clinic is a service aimed at
improving the care received by pregnant women with hypertension and
kidney disorders, thus improving pregnancy outcome. Women
with a past history of severe pre-eclampsia (raised blood pressure
and significant amounts of protein in their urine) in a previous
pregnancy are also looked after by this service.
These women are at increased risk of pre-eclampsia, worsening
kidney disease, fetal growth restriction and premature delivery,
but with specialist care and monitoring these conditions can be
better controlled; complications can be potentially reduced and
monitored leading to better outcomes.
This service links with other services at Saint Mary's Hospital
such as MAVIS,
the Joint Obstetric
Haematology Clinic and the Joint Rheumatology Obstetric Service
enabling better care of women with complex disease. The Renal
Medicine service and Renal Transplant service are co-located in
Manchester Royal Infirmary.
This clinic runs every Thursday afternoon in the Antenatal
Clinic, Ground Floor, Saint Mary's Hospital.
- Dr Jo Gillham, Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal Medicine
- Dr Rebekah Samangaya, Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal
- Dr Mike Venning, Consultant Renal Physician (with special
interest in pregnancy).
- Pippa Rix
How can I access this service?
Women can be referred by their GP, Obstetrician at their local
hospital or by their Renal Physician.
Antenatal Vascular Service (MAViS)
MAViS Clinic leaflet??
Tertiary Centre in the North West for management of renal
diseases in pregnancy.