Our miscarriage clinics provide all the services concerned with the investigation and treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss. It also supports women throughout the early stages of their pregnancies. We accept referrals for patients who have experienced three or more early pregnancy losses (less than 12 weeks) and patients who have experienced one or more second trimester losses (between 12 and 24 weeks).
What will happen
At a first visit to the clinic, which takes on average 40 minutes, a wide variety of diagnostic investigations are needed to screen for the possible causes of recurrent miscarriage. All patients referred to the clinic have blood tests for a range of screens including blood count, thyroid function and levels of antibodies. The miscarriage nurse you meet at your first appointment will take your history and explain the blood tests. Vaginal swabs are also taken for patients whose history warrants them. Patients who suffer a pregnancy loss during the second trimester also undergo a day case hysteroscopy and vaginal swabs for bacterial vaginosis and cervical mycoplasma/chlamydia. For more information about the tests and treatments that take place in the miscarriage clinic, please visit our patient information section.
At a second appointment, six to eight weeks later, one of our consultants will discuss the results with you and a future plan.
Location & clinic times
The consultant-led outpatient clinics are held on Monday, between 9am and 4:30pm on Tuesday between 1pm and 4.30pm and on Friday between 9.15am and 12.30pm. Consultant-led antenatal & pregnancy support is provided on Tuesday between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. The nurse-led outpatient clinic is held on Thursday between 9am and 12.30pm.
If you need to rearrange or cancel your appointment, please contact outpatients on 0151 708 9988 ext:1195/4080, between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. An answer machine is available out of hours. If you require any clinical information about your outpatients’ appointment please ring 0151 708 9988 ext: 4617.