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Dr Samina Dornan

Dr Samina Dornan

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist


Dr Samina M Dornan is a Consultant Sub-Specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine based in the Regional Unit at the Royal Maternity Hospital, Belfast.

Having obtained her RCOG certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2009, Dr Dornan was appointed as a Consultant in Professor Basky’s unit at St Georges, London where she was lead clinician and screening co-ordinator for haemoglobinopathy, high risk ante risk mothers, multiple births and diabetes.

In September 2011 the Regional Fetal Medicine Unit at the Royal Maternity Hospital acquired her services as a Consultant in MFM where she is lead clinician for multiple births. 

Special interests include:

Fetal medicine including antenatal screening, multiple pregnancies and pregnancy related medical disorders including diabetes. I also perform various pre-labour tests to include testing for Group B Strep and the non-invasive prenatal test known as Harmony.  

The Harmony Test is a new type of test that analyzes this DNA in a sample of your blood to predict the risk of Down Syndrome (trisomy 21) and two other genetic conditions, Edwards Syndrome (trisomy 18) and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13). For more information on the Harmony Test, please click here to watch a short video. 

Related links for Dr Samina M Dornan:

New risk-free blood test for mums-to-be that flags up any potential abnormalities (Belfast Telegraph Article)

Royal Baby: Why these three women went private like Princess Kate (Belfast Telegraph Article)

The Royal Does Strictly (Charitable event in aid of the Children's MRI Scanner Appeal)

Medical Matters - Dr Samina Dornan talks to Frank Mitchell on U105:


“I have been a patient of Samina’s since August 2011 when I was pregnant with our first born son, Joseph, and more recently with our second son, Alex. Our first pregnancy was a very difficult one as Joseph had a terrible chromosome condition, Edwards Syndrome and only lived for 4 days. The support we received from Samina both during and after the pregnancy was fantastic – Samina made herself available to us at all times, answering all our questions and dealt with us sensitively throughout the pregnancy. When I became pregnant with Alex, at the age of 45 – a high risk pregnancy – the care and attention I received from Samina was second to none and something I will always be grateful for – I was scanned very frequently throughout the pregnancy and felt constantly reassured that all the risks associated with my pregnancy were carefully considered and addressed. Samina put herself out at all times to ensure we had peace of mind during our second anxious pregnancy.”   -Joanne 

“My antenatal care with Samina at 3fivetwo offered not only continuity of care from our first appointment through delivery and postpartum but more importantly access to other Specialists as and when required. We were reassured we were getting the best in class.”   -Nuala