Some women who are pregnant have underlying medical problems that may affect their pregnancy.
Some examples are epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, longstanding high blood pressure or kidney problems. Within Antenatal Clinic we have a number of specialist clinics that care for women who are pregnant that have co-existing medical problems. If you have an underlying medical problem your midwife will refer you to the Maternal Medicine team at booking and you may be invited to attend a specialist antenatal clinic.
The Jessop Wing at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is part of the Yorkshire & Humber Maternal Medicine Network and operates as a Maternal Medicine Centre. Some women who are booked for pregnancy care at other units in South Yorkshire or North Lincolnshire will require referral to a Maternal Medicine Centre for advice or assessment regarding their underlying medical problems and the impact this may have on pregnancy. If you are referred to the Jessop Wing for this reason you may be offered an appointment in a specialist antenatal clinic or the Maternal Medicine team may be able to offer advice to the obstetric team in your local hospital.
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