Miscarriage & early pregnancy concerns

We are able to support you if you have any concerns during the early stages of pregnancy or with miscarriage.

We are able to assist patients with the following conditions:

  • Miscarriage (threatened and confirmed)
  • Pelvic pain which suggests ectopic pregnancy
  • Bleeding in the early stages of pregnancy
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum (excessive sickness in pregnancy)
  • Recurrent miscarriage (defined as more than three consecutive pregnancy losses)

Our unit at Hammersmith Hospital also runs specialist fertility clinics, and our consultant gynaecologists can provide advice on contraception.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the world’s leading centres for the support of women with early pregnancy concerns and both early and late miscarriages.

We are committed to delivering research into early pregnancy complication management, particularly suspected ectopic pregnancies and miscarriage.

Our team regularly see pregnant women (under 20 weeks gestation) affected by pain and bleeding. We take a multidisciplinary approach with specialist nurses and consultants. This means we work alongside medical staff from other areas of the Trust to provide diagnosis, treatment and patient support.

Our recurrent miscarriage service at St Mary’s Hospital has been at the forefront of research and investigation into this area for over three decades. Our team have transformed the investigation, counselling and treatment of couples with recurrent miscarriages.

It is important to remember that 25 to 50 per cent of all women will experience one or more early miscarriages before 10 weeks of gestation, many of which are due to embryo/fetal chromosomal abnormalities. This does not necessarily mean that you will have problems carrying a baby to term in the future. However, if you are at all worried, we are able to investigate your concerns.