The Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service (MAViS)

The Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service (MAViS) is part of the Tommy’s Research Centre at St Mary’s Hospital. The clinic supports women who have a high risk of hypertension in pregnancy, by monitoring women closely, giving them extra scans and specialist support.
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The Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service (MAViS) supports women with a history of high blood pressure and those at high risk of developing high blood pressure complications, such as pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy.

Extra blood pressure checks (including 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring) are given so that women can be confident that any blood pressure medication they are taking is working as it should be

Dr Jenny Myers, who runs the clinic, runs an research programme within the Tommy’s Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre and women attending the MAViS clinic are invited to take part in the research studies.

“The MAViS clinic team have cared for in excess of 600 women who require additional monitoring throughout their pregnancies. The clinic is able to ensure their blood pressure medication is optimised and that their care is tailored to their individual requirements.”

Dr Myers, Consultant Obstetrician at The Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service

Referral information

Patients can be referred to the Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service (MAViS) by their midwife, GP or consultant.

The clinic helps women with:

  • previous early onset pre-eclampsia
  • chronic hypertension
  • renal hypertension

Women attending the clinic are offered:

  • preconception care
  • antenatal care
  • additional ultrasound scans

Visit our referral information page for more information

Clinic information

The clinic is located at:

5th Floor Tommy's Research Centre

Saint Mary's Hospital

Manchester

The clinic is held every Friday morning

The secretary can be contacted on (0161) 276 6116, Monday - Friday, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm.

If you have any questions you can speak to a MAViS midwife. They are available Monday to Friday, 9.00 am - 4.30 pm, on (0161) 701 6980.