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Early Pregnancy

Bedford Hospital

Who do we see?

  • Pregnant women with pain or/and bleeding in early pregnancy up to 16 weeks
  • Pregnant women who have had a previous ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy or recurrent miscarriages

What should you expect at your visit?

You will see a Nurse Specialist or Consultant who will ask you for details of your symptoms and perform a scan. You will be asked to provide a urine sample and you may be required to have some blood tests. The Consultant or  nurse will plan a treatment for you. You may have to return for blood tests or scans and will be advised. We endeavour to give you appointments that suit you but this may not always be possible.

You will be required to have an appointment to attend the clinic, it is not a walk in service.

Referral Process

  • Via GP
  • Via A&E
  • Community Midwife
  • By calling the clinic and self- referring ONLY if you have had 3 previous miscarriages, an ectopic or molar pregnancy- – 01234 795935/36

Procedures Provided

Miscarriage: Conservative, Medical and Surgical.
The nurse or doctor will explain the benefits and risks of the different procedures. We also offer evacuation of retained products of conception with or without local anaesthetic for a selected group of women only.

Clinics

Monday to Friday 08.00 – 12.30 (Last scan appointment at 12.00)   Although the clinics are in the morning the nurses are available to talk to in the afternoon.

To speak to a nurse for advice tel 01234 730576 – Please leave a message and they will call you back after the morning clinic.

To request or change an appointment tel 01234 795935 to speak to the reception staff.

Staff

Miss Thangamma Katimada Annaiah Consultant O&G Lead for Early Pregnancy
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Introduction

Our Early Pregnancy Clinic (EPC) provides a streamlined nurse led service always supported by junior doctors and Consultants as and when necessary for pregnant women with pain and bleeding in early pregnancy.

Who do we see?

  • Pregnant women with pain or/and bleeding in early pregnancy up to 20 weeks
  • Pregnant women with high risk of an ectopic pregnancy

What should you expect at your visit?
You will see a Nurse Specialist who will ask you for details of your symptoms and arrange for a scan where appropriate. You will be asked to provide a urine sample and you may be required to have some blood tests. The nurse will see you again after your scan and plan a treatment for you. You may have to return for blood tests or scans and will be advised. We endeavour to give you appointments that suit you but this may not always be possible.

You will be required to have an appointment to attend the clinic – 01582 718179.

Referral Process

  • Via GP
  • Via A&E
  • By calling the clinic

Procedures Provided

Miscarriage: Conservative, Medical and Surgical.
You will be offered treatment options along with leaflets. The nurse will explain the benefits and risks of the procedures. We also offer evacuation of retained products of conception with or without local anaesthetic for selected group of women only.

Clinics

Monday to Friday 08.00 – 12.30 (Last scan appointment at 11.30)

Clinic re starts every weekday afternoon at 14.00 for both early pregnancy patients and gynaecological patients. (Last scan at 16.00)

Weekends and Bank Holiday Emergency Services
Early pregnancy clinic.
We are open every Saturday morning and every bank holiday (except Christmas Day) – the clinic runs from 08.30 – 12.30 with (last scan 11.30) by appointment only, no walk-ins.