Maternal medicine team
The maternal medicine team provides care for clients with pre-existing medical disorders or pregnancy-related medical conditions developed during pregnancy. We work in a multidisciplinary team of doctors, specialists and midwives in order to provide the best standard of care for birthing people and their babies.
At your first appointment, your midwife will collect detailed information about your medical history and will contact the maternal medicine team for further input if necessary. The team will contact you directly and will plan all the required follow-up appointments for the rest of your pregnancy.
You can refer yourself directly, including details of your medical condition on the form.
Ongoing antenatal care
Once you have been referred to the maternal medicine team, your pregnancy care will be shared between doctors and midwives. The frequency of appointments will be tailored according to your condition and your individualised needs.
We work in collaboration with consultants from a wide range of specialities (neurologists, gastroenterologists, oncologists, rheumatologists, neurologists, anaesthetists, obstetric physicians, and obstetricians) and we conduct regular multidisciplinary meetings to discuss the safest management for clients and their babies.
The aim of the maternal medicine service across North Central London is to make sure that clients with pre-existing medical conditions have timely access to specialist advice and care at all stages of pregnancy, and to ensure that they are seen in the right place at the right time.