Early pregnancy clinic

Our specialist clinic for early pregnancy problems and recurrent miscarriages

Pregnancy is an exciting time for you and your partner, but it can also be a time for worry. Whether you have experienced any problems or just need someone to talk through your concerns, our consultant gynaecologist offer comprehensive diagnostics and treatment for a variety of early pregnancy problems.

The early pregnancy clinic at Spire Portsmouth Hospital is a specialised service for women in the first trimester of pregnancy, up until 11+6 weeks. The clinic is also suitable for women who have experienced recurrent miscarriages or are worried about an ectopic pregnancy.

Your visit to the clinic

Ms Nime Vaithilingam will talk through any concerns you might have and any problems you might have experienced. Depending on your concerns and past medical history, she may perform a series of tests.

Common diagnostic tests are:

  • Pregnancy test
  • Vaginal ultrasound scan
  • Blood pressure test
  • Pregnancy hormone test

The consultant will also talk to you about:

  • Common early pregnancy problems
  • Diet, exercise and weight gain during pregnancy
  • Information about medications that you might need to avoid during pregnancy
  • Any other worries you might have about your pregnancy.

At the end of the appointment you will be given a detailed report of your scan findings. The consultant will also talk to you about any follow-up scans or consultations you might require.

About the consultant

Ms Nime Vaithilingam is the lead Consultant for Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham and has over 20 years of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology.

She specialises in the management of recurrent miscarriages, early pregnancy, ultasound scanning, acute gynaecology complications, laparoscopic surgery, hysterectomy and hysteroscopy.