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New specialist maternal medication centre in Brighton will assist pregnant sufferers from throughout Sussex

The Maternal Medication Centre will assist sufferers throughout Sussex who’re anticipating a child but additionally have circumstances that will complicate their being pregnant – reminiscent of inflammatory bowel illness or have had an organ transplant.

Dr Carol Postlethwaite, marketing consultant obstetric doctor, leads the clinic.

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She mentioned: “Sufferers with complicated medical points, who grow to be pregnant, typically should attend many alternative clinics. Generally they journey important distances to London or Southampton to obtain specialist care. This new centre is open to all these anticipating a child throughout Sussex with an underlying medical situation, regardless of the place they could have chosen to beginning their child. It places the affected person on the coronary heart of their care and ensures that as a lot of their care as attainable is in Sussex.”

The maternal medication crew. Left to proper: Jo Sinclair (Advisor Obstetrician); Heather Woods (Specialist Community Midwife); Sophia Stone (Lead Advisor for the Sussex Maternal Medication Community); Carol Postlethwaite (Lead Advisor Obstetric Doctor for the Sussex and Kent areas of the community); Kayleigh Cooper (Administrator for the Sussex Community)

The centre is claimed to be the one clinic in Sussex the place a marketing consultant obstetric doctor and marketing consultant obstetrician work collectively to create a tailor-made being pregnant plan and supply on-going assist throughout being pregnant.

Layla Ward, 38, from Hellingly, East Sussex, was referred to the service following her midwife reserving appointment. She has persistent circumstances affecting her pancreas and liver and is anticipating her child in August.

She mentioned: “Dr Postlethwaite spent over an hour with me in clinic, which was wonderful. I didn’t anticipate to have a lot time to speak about my worries over my medical circumstances. She was informative and really trustworthy. It’s comforting to know that at any level in my being pregnant, I’ll have a devoted crew to contact if I’ve any issues. I really feel quite a bit happier understanding I am below the care of such a devoted, caring and proactive crew.”

The centre operates as an extension of the South-East London Maternal Medication Community, permitting colleagues throughout the world to share experience and experiences.

Layla Ward was referred to the service following her midwife reserving appointment

Dr Sophia Stone is a marketing consultant obstetrician and maternal medication specialist at College Hospitals Sussex NHS Basis Belief.

She mentioned: “We’re so excited to open the doorways of our Maternal Medication Centre. It’s good to community with different specialists in our native space. This ensures our patientsreceive the very best and hottest recommendation for his or her situation. And any medicines they typically want to stay on in being pregnant.”

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