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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.

Clinic times:

This clinic runs every Thursday afternoon in the Antenatal Clinic, Ground Floor, Saint Mary's Hospital.


Our staff:

  • Dr Jo Gillham, Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal Medicine Subspecialist.
  • Dr Rebekah Samangaya, Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal Medicine Subspecialist.
  • 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.


Useful links:

Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service (MAViS)

MAViS Clinic leaflet??



Tertiary Centre in the North West for management of renal diseases in pregnancy.