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Specialist Maternity

  • Early pregnancy assessment

    Being pregnant, particularly in the early stages and after previous miscarriages, can be an anxious time. That’s why it is reassuring to know that at Liverpool Women’s there is a dedicated unit for assessing women in the early stages of pregnancy who are experiencing some problems. The unit, which is open Monday to Friday, between 8am and 4pm, is located on the second floor of our Crown Street site via the entrance to the emergency room. If you have concerns outside of these opening times, please contact the emergency room on 0151 702 4140 or 0151 708 9988 ext 4583.

    Who should attend?

    Women should attend the unit if they are between six and 12 weeks pregnant and are experiencing slight vaginal bleeding and are in minimal pain. Patients who have visited the emergency room first are given early pregnancy assessment appointments with 72 hours of visiting. We also provide a service for women who have had an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage before and are seeking reassurance. In these circumstances you can refer yourself for this service. Referrals can also be made via your GP, community midwife, consultant or gynaecology ward.

    Consultant-led assessments

    Consultant-led clinics in the unit are also held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for women who are more than 12 weeks pregnant. A clinic for molar pregnancies – a rare complication of pregnancy occurring at conception – is held on Thursday afternoon between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. For more information and support regarding molar pregnancies visit

  • Miscarriage and counselling

    We provide a comprehensive service to investigate and treat recurrent pregnancy loss as well as supporting women throughout their pregnancy. A lot of women are referred to us from outside our catchment area, from across the North of England and further afield within the UK, reflecting our expertise in this area. There are several sessions held each week by the miscarriage clinic team. Research is carried out in our miscarriage clinic by ourselves and with other organisations, which is why research fellows form part of the clinic’s clinical team.