FAQs


How do I book an appointment to see you?

Through my PA on 0208 504 6462 or email: yinka.akinfenwapa@btinternet.com or you can contact the hospital directly on 0207 806 4060

Where do you have clinics?

I hold clinics at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth on Tuesday evenings and alternate Thursday afternoons.  Please contact my secretary to discuss times. 

What should I bring to my first consultation?

Please bring all your previous medical records and details of any medication you are currently taking.

How much is a consultation?

A general consultation costs £200. Please note that investigations such as ultrasound scans that may be carried out within the consult are charged separately.

Where do you deliver babies? 

The Portland Hospital. 

Registering with the Portland for delivery

To register for delivery at the Portland Hospital, you will need to inform my PA and she will make the necessary arrangements. The reservation department will send the relevant forms regarding your admission including methods of payment and a request for you to make an appointment to see a midwife from the Hospital before 34 weeks. Caesarean-sections can be booked up to one month before the estimated date of delivery. For insured patients please provide the hospital administration and my PA with a letter of guarantee before 28 weeks of gestation.

How often do I need to be seen?

Antenatal consultations are very 4 weeks up to 28 weeks, then every two weekly until 36 weeks and then weekly until the delivery.  

Three ultrasound examinations are performed at 12 weeks (nuchal translucency), 19-22 weeks(detailed anatomy scan) and 34-35 weeks (growth & fetal wellbeing scan).  Some women choose to have a viability scan at 6 weeks.

A full antenatal blood profile is taken at around 12 weeks of gestation. This profile includes blood group and antibodies, haemoglobin and platelets levels, glucose level, rubella, syphilis, hepatitis B& C, HIV and toxoplasmosis status.

A vaginal swab will be taken to check for group B Streptococcus (GBS) at around 34/36 weeks.
 
Is it safe to travel during pregnancy?

The advice on this is individualised.
 
Do you accept medical insurance?

Insurance companies generally do not cover pregnancy unless you have a international policy unless you have a complicated pregnancy/high risk or you require a caesarean section for medical reasons.  It is important that if you have health insurance, you speak to your insurance company and ask them if your policy covers problems in pregnancy. If it does, they will usually issue pre-authorisation for consultation or delivery. It is also important to find out exactly how much the insurance company is going to pay as often they will not cover all the Consultant's fees and you would, therefore, be liable to pay the shortfall.
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