Multiple pregnancy team rated exceptional by national charity | East and North Herts NHS Trust

Multiple pregnancy team rated exceptional by national charity

The Lister’s multiple pregnancy team has been rated as ‘exceptional’ by the Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA), a leading national twins and triplets charity. This follows an audit of the service earlier this year.

Clinical director for obstetrics, Jasmine Leonce, said:

“This is a fantastic achievement and shows how well the service has improved over the past few years. For example, there has been a decrease in the number of women delivering their second twin through caesarean section after giving birth to the first naturally. The rate has fallen from 17% to 3%.

“The team has seen more than 100 women this year and each woman has been seen by the same midwife specialising in multiple births throughout their pregnancy – something they have found really beneficial.”

The multi-disciplinary team includes staff from a variety of different specialties, including a midwife, consultant obstetricians and sonographers. They are also supported by other colleagues, including the antenatal screening team.