MRC Centre for Reproductive Health

Tommy’s Lothian Preterm Birth Clinic

This is the first clinic of its kind in Scotland.

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At NHS Lothian and University of Edinburgh we offer a specialist service for women in the Lothian area who are at a higher risk of having a preterm birth (before they have reached week 37 of their pregnancy) or late miscarriage.

The majority of women give birth to their baby after 37 weeks of pregnancy. However a small number (around 8%) of women given birth to their baby early before 37 weeks of pregnancy.  Care through a specialist antenatal clinic may reduce the risk of late pregnancy loss and preterm birth.

Our specialist service includes a preterm birth clinic based at the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, with followup care and preventative treatments performed at both St John’s Hospital at Livingston and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

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Can you help?

Have you, or your partner, experienced preterm birth, threatened preterm labour or fetal growth restriction? Do you want to help shape research and care for women and families at risk of pregnancy complications?

Join our new patient advisory group – for further details please contact Angela Niven on 0131 242 2168 or email angela.niven@ed.ac.uk