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The team

The maternal medicine team offer specialist multidisciplinary care for women who develop medical complications in pregnancy or have a pre-existing medical condition which may affect their pregnancy.

The team is led by Maternal Medicine Consultants who work closely with experts in specific medical disciplines. 

Dr Johanna Trinder


Dr Louise Ashelby


Dr Aarthi Mohan


Dr Rebecca Simms


Lead for maternal medicine service

Maternal medicine and heart disease in pregnancy


Lead for endocrinology including diabetes and thyroid disease


Lead for maternal specialties: rheumatology, gastroenterology, epilepsy, respiratory


Lead for obstetric haematology

The team have a wealth of experience and provide care for women with complex medical conditions throughout the South West of England in addition to the local Bristol area. There are several specialist clinics for women with a variety of medical conditions, including specific clinics for diabetes and thyroid disease, epilepsy, heart and blood problems.

Other members of the team include:

Diabetes Specialist Midwife: Lisa Acton, 0117 342 5577

Epilepsy Specialist Nurse: Amelia Gregory, 0117 342 4961

Diabetes Specialist Nurse: 0117 342 2892

Dietician: Jane Lavender, 0117 342 3030

We work closely with Consultants from other specialties:

Cardiac: Drs Stephanie Curtis, Graham Stuart, Yasmin Ismail 0117 342 6575

Haematology: Dr Amanda Clark 0117 342 1874

Endocrinology and Diabetes: Drs Karin Bradley and Natasha Thorogood 0117 342 3082

Gastroenterology: Dr Jonathon Tyrell-Price 0117 342 2525

Hepatology: Dr Jim Portal 0117 342 4001