Maternal medicine (obstetric medicine) is the specialist care of pregnant women who either have pre-existing medical diseases or have specific pregnancy-related diseases that can affect any organ in the body.
If you, your Obstetrician or GP feels that you have, or are at risk of getting, a medical problem during pregnancy, you will be referred to our maternal medicine consultant: Professor David Williams.
Professor Williams is a consultant obstetric physician who provides clinical care for pregnant women with medical disorders. He is based at The Institute for Women’s Health, University College London Hospital, where he leads multi-disciplinary teams in the management of kidney, rheumatological, neurological, and gastroenterology diseases during pregnancy. Professor Williams also works with specialists to provide care for pregnant women with problems of blood clotting, the heart and endocrine system. He has particular expertise in the management of pregnancy-induced ‘gestational’ syndromes including pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and hyperemesis gravidarum.
At your first appointment Professor Williams will usually ask about your medical history and try to work out if your medical problem may affect your pregnancy, or if being pregnant could affect your condition. Please bring all medication, medical notes and letters with you.
After your appointment we will send a detailed letter to you, your GP and any other medical specialists involved in your care, outlining what is needed to support your pregnancy. Some women only need a single appointment and can then continue to be seen by their usual team of midwives and doctors. Others will need to have some or all of their care with us.
We aim to make sure that you and your baby are in the best possible health during pregnancy so that your birth experience can be as straightforward as possible.
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I’ve been coming here for a few years now for my obstetric care and the doctors are nothing if not excellent and highly professional. I see Pat O’Brien (obstetrician) who is fantastic and Pran Pandya (scanning and fetal medicine) , who is brilliant. Also nice that they are always on time and never make you wait.
Dr. Sadia Bhatti highly exceded our expectations and we absolutely recommend her. She is a very experienced and talented professional who displayed the highest degree of technical skill and empathy.
Meeting Dr. Bhatti reassured us that we could have a positive birth despite the challenges. She explained the options and empowered us to make the choices that felt right for our circumstances. We opted for a gentle csection, and it was the most beautiful birth.
Thank you will never be enough! We will never be able to fully express how grateful we are to you for everything you did…
Thank you again for all of your help and excellent care during my pregnancy. I am very grateful.
Thank you for safely delivering our 3 children. You made every experience so pleasant! We always felt safe in your hands!
It’s not just skill that makes a good doctor but caring as well. Thank you for the concern and expertise you displayed throughout the pregnancy and birth. I truly felt that I was in good hands. We look forward to using you again some time in the future, please G-d!
Little things make a big difference. Appointments to fit your schedule and always on time, very friendly service and meeting the same people for your appointments is very reassuring.