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Your visit

The Maternal Medicine Service at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is provided by a dedicated team of healthcare professionals who offer specialist multidisciplinary care for patients who have pre-existing medical conditions or who develop medical complications during pregnancy.

The service offers advice and care to patients who fall under these categories:

  • Heart disease
  • Endocrinology, including diabetes and thyroid disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease i.e Crohns or ulcerative colitis
  • Rheumatological disease i.e SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurological disease i.e idiopathic intracranial hypertension, previous stroke
  • Respiratory disease i.e Moderate or severe asthma
  • Haematology e.g.- haemoglobinopathies, thrombocytopaenia, clotting disorders, major thrombophilias, VTE
  • Hypertension requiring medication
  • Infective disease i.e HIV, tuberculosis
  • Renal disease i.e renal failure, renal transplant
  • Malignancy

Our service also plays a key role in the South West Maternal Medicine Network. We host the Maternal Medicine Centre together with North Bristol NHS Trust.

What to expect during your visit

We are located in St Michael's Hospital, Level E, Antenatal Clinic. You will check in with our receptionist and be shown to the waiting room. There is a water dispenser available. Food and drink is available at the Brunel's Café on Level C or there are vending machines on Level C and Level E.

Limited car parking is available in the patient's underground car park. There are pay machines located in the car park.

You are welcome to bring someone with you to support you. Please remember to bring your orange pregnancy notes.

Before your appointment with the consultant, you will be asked for a urine sample and to have your blood pressure checked with our maternity assistant. You may have an ultrasound scan before your doctor's appointment but don't worry, the waiting room is the same.

  • Many of our specialist clinics involve review by an obstetrician with specialist knowledge in maternal medicine and medical specialist appropriate to your condition.
  • Due to the complexity of many of the medical conditions under our care, appointments often involve review by allied health professionals including specialist nurses, midwives and dieticians.
  • The aim of these clinics is to provide comprehensive, safe care for all our patients and additional ultrasound scans, blood tests and other investigations such as detailed maternal heart scans and traces of the fetal heart are often necessary. 
  • In providing this highly specialist package of care please be advised that clinic appointments can often involve prolonged visits lasting a few hours.



  • Diabetic Specialist Midwife Clinic
  • General Maternal Medicine


  • Gestational Diabetes Clinic at Weston General Hospital


  • General Endocrine Clinic
  • Diabetes Clinic at St Michael's and Weston General Hospital
  • General Maternal Medicine


  • Cardiac Clinic
  • Haematology Clinic
  • Obstetric Medicine Clinic

How to find Antenatal Clinic

Please view our video guide to the Antenatal Clinic.