Pregnancy Care for Women with Heart Disease
The risk of pregnancy in women with a heart condition varies greatly depending on the underlying condition and their current health. There can be a risk both to the mother and the fetus.
All women with a known cardiac or aortic condition should see an expert in advance of planning a pregnancy to discuss possible risks and any necessary precautions that should be taken. For a small number of patients, pregnancy is not advised, so reliable birth control (contraceptive) options should be discussed.
Dr. Canniffe has trained in Cardiac Maternity Medicine in St. Barts Cardiac Centre, The Royal London & University College London Hospital and is experienced in managing high risk cardiac pregnancies.
The aim of our clinic is to enable women with pre-existing cardiac conditions, or a cardiac condition which arises during pregnancy, to achieve a successful pregnancy and birth.
We provide a dedicated service to support women considering pregnancy, as well as providing careful monitoring during pregnancy.