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Video – Why Choose A Private Maternity Unit?

Speaker: Mr Con Kelleher, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Private Healthcare
Speaker Affiliation: Guy’s and St Thomas’ Private Healthcare
Event: The Private Pregnancy UK Show 2016

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Mr Con Kelleher, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist MBBS BSc, MD, FRCOG, explains what you should look for in your maternity care to reduce the stress of childbirth.

Private birthing units offer many benefits to expectant mums and dads. With the comfort factor guaranteed, it helps to understand the workings of the hospital and how various medical facilities can ensure the health and safety of the mother and child if required. In this video, Mr Con Kelleher talks about the importance of thinking about your needs beyond the maternity unit when deciding on the best location for your pregnancy and birth, sharing examples from the Westminster Maternity Suite at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital.

In addition to all the services you would expect of a modern obstetric unit, it is important to note the services that are available hospital wide. These may include a tertiary level fetal medicine unit, a neonatal surgical unit, specialist obstetric physicians, onsite haematology and transfusion, intensive treatment units, interventional radiology, prematurity and hypertension clinics, and even diabetic specialists.

Mr Con Kelleher gives an extensive overview on the birthing experience at Westminster Maternity Suite, a private maternity unit in a large NHS teaching hospital.

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