- Debriefing after your delivery
Offered to expectant mothers who request discussion on their previous pregnancy and deliveries.
- Cardiology and Renal Clinics
Rapid access to Cardiology and Renal clinics in St.Vincents University Hospital.
The multidisciplinary NMH Diabetes Team includes an Endocrinologist, Obstetricians, Dieticians and Midwives who work together to provide diabetes care to all pregnant women with Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. The team provide a comprehensive holistic approach to ensure a high quality and safe pregnancy with regular care and support to deal with the range of challenges diabetes women have during pregnancy and post delivery.
Further information is available on the main Diabetes page.
- Epilepsy Clinic
Twice monthly clinics led by clinical nurse specialist in epilepsy for expectant mothers.
- GUIDE Clinic
Rapid access the Department of Genito Urinary Medicine and Infectious Diseases (GUIDE) clinic in St.James Hospital for mothers with underlying infectious disease.
- Haematology Clinic
Weekly Consultant led clinic for mothers with underlying clotting blood disorder.
- Hepatology Clinic
Hepatology Consultants visit The National Maternity Hospital to review expectant mothers with liver concerns.
- Hypertensive Clinic
Consultant Cardiologist with special interest in hypertension visits fortnightly to review mothers with hypertensive disorders.
- Maternal Medical Clinic
This clinic involves pre-conception and antenatal care for women with an underlying comorbidity.
- Pain Clinic
Anaesthetic team review expectant mothers, postnatal mothers and non pregnant women regarding pain management.
- Preterm Surveillance Clinic
- Antenatal care for expectant mothers who have had a previous spontanous delivery between 16-34 weeks gestation.
- Women who had 2 previous cervical surgeries
Consultant Rheumatologist and his team visit monthly to review expectant mothers with underlying rheumatology and related disorders.
- Pre-Conception Clinic
Pre-conception Consultants visit fortnightly with relevant specialist clinicians for women with underlying morbidity or previous pregnancy complications.
- Teenage Clinic
Combined Consultant and Midwives clinic for expectant mothers under the age of 18 years, with specialist support from multi disiplinary team.
- The Poppy Clinic
The Postnatal Morbidity Clinic, since renamed the Poppy Clinic, was set up in 2013 in The National Maternity Hospital by then Midwife manager, Caroline Brophy and Dr Laoise O’Brien, Consultant Obstetrician. The need for the clinic arose after the hospital identified that midwives, obstetricians, GP’s and public health nurses had nowhere specific to send postnatal women who experienced a complication during their pregnancy, during childbirth or in the few days/weeks after having their baby. Nearly 50% of all attendees require wound management and attend the clinic on multiple occasions.
The postnatal period is often referred to as the ‘Cinderella of childbirth’, compared to the care women receive during their pregnancy and birth. Morbidity is a wide-ranging concept that refers to any physical or mental complication directly related to childbirth, which may not necessarily be life-threatening but may result in significant impact on the quality of a woman’s life.
The Poppy Clinic is for mothers who suffered a complication during their pregnancy, labour, delivery and postnatal period.
The clinic includes wound management, medical and obsterical review and debriefing.
An evaluation of teh Poppy Clinic was funded by The HSE Nursing & Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, Dublin South, Kildare & Wicklow and was a joint research project between The NMH and The UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. A full report of the findings has just been published and is available http://www.nmh.ie/home/joint-research-network-conference.14321.html
- TLC Clinic
A dedicated ‘TLC Pregnancy Clinic’ is in operation at The NMH designed specifically to support women who previously suffered RPL. The Clinic was established and is led by Dr. Cathy Allen, Consultant in charge of the Recurring Miscarriage Service at The NMH.
Central to the hospitals care of RPL patients are the Bereavement Specialist Midwives, whose dedication and compassion make a fundamental difference to the lives of patients affected by miscarriage. A monthly Support Group has also been set-up by The NMH Bereavement Team to help support women who have experienced pregnancy loss.