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Miscarriage and Pregnancy Planning Clinic

    • Specialists aiming to help those struggling for a successful pregnancy
    • Specialist advice, assessment and treatment for recurrent miscarriages
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A miscarriage of pregnancy can be a heart-breaking and often confusing situation for any couple trying for a baby.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 pregnancies will miscarry. For some women this can be a recurrent problem resulting in multiple miscarriages. It is at this point that many couples seek medical advice and support from a specialist to help them in their journey to have a successful pregnancy.

At Kingsbridge Private Hospital , Dr David Hunter, Consultant Gynaecologist, offers couples suffering from recurrent miscarriages, specialist advice, assessment and treatment where possible. He welcomes patients who have suffered a single miscarriage but does recommend that the service may be more suitable for patients who have had two or more miscarriages.

Our team of Specialists recognise that a miscarriage can be an extremely stressful time for both partners, it can put a lot of stress on a relationship and leave a lot of unanswered questions. Couples often want to understand why this is happening and if treatment is available to prevent it’s reoccurrence. At the Miscarriage and Pregnancy Planning Clinic, our Specialists aim to help both male and female partners understand why they have struggled to have a successful pregnancy and endeavour to help them via a number of diagnosis and treatment methods.

This important new Clinic is the only such service available locally in Northern Ireland, meaning that patients no longer have to travel to avail of this specialist service.


The Miscarriage and Pregnancy Planning Clinic offers patients:

  • Initial consultation to assess the nature and extent of the problem
  • Examination
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound Assessment of the uterus to exclude any structural cause of a miscarriage such as fibroids, anatomical abnormalities, ovarian cysts or more unusual defects.
  • SpermComet Test - The SpermComet® is an enhanced semen analysis test that can measure DNA damage in every single sperm helping to identify the quality of the sperm which can often be a key factor when couples have been trying for a baby for some time without success.

  • Review appointment - Where couples sit down with their Specialist to assess results of investigations and thoroughly discuss the next steps with regard to advice and treatment options below.

Following the patient’s review appointment, there are a number of treatment options which may be presented by the Specialist including:

  • Prescriptions for anticoagulants – blood thinning treatments to encourage implantation of the embryo
  • Immunotherapy - a potential intervention in women with Natural Killer Cells
  • Assisted conception using Fertility Treatment
  • Additional early pregnancy scans – intensive surveillance in a subsequent pregnancy which can be reassuring and supportive


Hear what patients had to say about their experience with Dr Hunter, Consultant Gynaecologist:

"Total praise for Dr Hunter! Worked for me and now I'm a proud mummy of a 9 month old little girl!" - Orla Hogg

" Dr David hunter is a wonderful, compassionate, professional man who will be a ray of hope to any couples suffering miscarriages. His treatment has resulted in me having a 3 year old boy and to go on and have 1 year old twin girls. " - Sheila Mccloy

"Dr David Hunter is a legend! Any girl having gynae issues don't even think about it, go and see him and I know he will do whatever he can to help. It's rare to find someone medical who actually genuinely cares and I really believe he does. Keep creating miracles Dr Hunter." - Debbie Grahame

"Dr Hunter is also an expert on endometriosis. I have two amazing children- I believe thanks to him and his skills as a Surgeon." - Claire O'Neill

"After 3 miscarriages in a row we went to see Dr Hunter and after treatment of low dose aspirin and clexane injections I was able to hold my 4th pregnancy and now have a healthy 6 month old daughter. Dr Hunter put us at ease from day 1. We are very thankful." - Lynsay Magill

 

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Kingsbridge Private Hospital

811-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GX

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Patient Testimonials

"I had surgery here at the weekend and I can't recommend this place highly enough. They took great care of me and kept me at ease throughout my stay. The staff were brilliant, really friendly and chatted away and the food was top class. This hospital was better than any hotel I wonder could I book a weekend away in it when I fully recover?" Mr McGinnity, Kingsbridge Patient
"EXCELLENT - Had surgery today under the very caring Dr Stewart and her team. I cannot thank her enough for all she’s done for me over the past few months. Everything was explained to me in detail and all my care was considerate, professional and compassionate. Everyone I’ve met today has been beyond kind from Will the Anaesthetist, the Nurses and theatre staff, the catering staff - there has been no exception. Thank you all for taking care of me so well today - look forward to getting home tomorrow x" Mrs McAleavey, Kingsbridge Patient
"Hospital spotless and clean.   Staff were so caring couldn’t do enough for me and made sure I was comfortable. Give the place 10 out of 10. Had surgery yesterday and treatment was first class" Ms Demirtas, Kingsbridge Patient
"Their service was excellent and convenient location!" Ms Kneale, Kingsbridge Patient
"Just received surgery at this hospital and I couldn't have been made to feel any more comfortable from the minute I stepped in until the minute I left. All the staff are wonderful and so friendly I will highly recommend this hospital to everyone" Ms McGivern, Kingsbridge Patient
"Had eye surgery here twice for cataracts and lens replacement. Super smooth service from start to finish. Very happy" Ms Jones, Kingsbridge Patient
"As hospitals go this one is pretty amazing! Had surgery with Mr Molloy at the end of October and have another one the end of this month. Mr Molloy is a gentleman who puts you at ease right away and ensured my last procedure went smoothly! From start to finish all the hospital staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. The facilities are brilliant with the rooms spacious and modern to recover in. Keep up the good work!" Ms Roulston, Kingsbridge Patient
"My mother had a total hip replacement surgery. We stayed for three days and were discharged today. Honestly, words can't describe the quality of the job and care they do. The doctors Roger Wilson, Sherman, David, the nurses Susan, Sinead, Siobhan, Andrea, the catering staff who provided customised halal food, and the remaining team whose names I cannot remember were the kindest, nicest, politest, the most caring, professional and pleasant people we have ever come across in healthcare environment. These are true gems and real stars. We are indebted to their treatment.
They are 7 star people. We love you!" Mr Yourish, Kingsbridge Patient
"Great friendly staff the nurses go way and beyond.  The hospital is spotless, and the service is second to none." Ms Croke, Kingsbridge Patient
"Currently just back from recovery on the ward. I have just had ACL reconstructive surgery on my left knee. What can I say? This place is brilliant. I arrived at 8.35am, taken to the ward at 8.45am (my admission time was 9am). Tended to by a lovely Nurse. Dr Roger Wilson spoke to me around 9.45am, in Theatre for 10am, recovery for 11.10am and now currently back on ward. These guys are awesome. From the consultant to anaesthetist to nurses to cater assistants. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to everyone at Kingsbridge for the service." Mr McNicholl, Kingsbridge Patient
"I just had a total hip replacement done by Mr Molloy.  He made me feel totally at ease (a real gentleman). I had 1st class treatment and as for the staff they couldn’t do enough for me. My experience was excellent from the time I arrived until the day I left for home. Thanks a million to all involved." Miss Bennett, Kingsbridge Patient
"Excellent experience with Kingsbridge Hospital, my dad had a day procedure here recently and not only did he receive fantastic care, but so did myself and my mum. The staff were so understanding and without saying anything could see I was looking after my mum also who has dementia, they went above and beyond to make the time spent waiting on my Dad as pleasant and stress free as possible, I will never forget the extra mile they went to, to support us. Many thanks x" Ms Forde, Kingsbridge Patient
"I have just been discharged from Kingsbridge today after surgery and was in for 3 days. From start to finish my experience was excellent. From catering staff up to senior nurses and doctors they were all fantastic and made my stay a positive experience. As a nurse myself I probably have high expectations of care and I certainly experienced the best of care in Kingsbridge who have staff they should be proud off.  Great teamwork." Ms Armstrong, Kingsbridge Patient
"I recently had my gall bladder removed. All of the staff I had to deal with were excellent and professional. It was the best treatment I have ever received." Ms Burrows, Kingsbridge Patient
"I got my tonsils out yesterday, all the staff were so pleasant and nothing was too much for them. I really did receive one to one care. They just had so much time for me. The food was lovely and the staff from the kitchen where first class. Glad I received my surgery here." Miss Wright, Kingsbridge Patient
"The service and staff are first class.  Had my cataract operation done on the 20th of January and I would like to thank all the staff of this fantastic hospital for giving me my life back.  You are all a credit to your profession.  Excellent service and I would highly recommend you.  Once again thank you so much and I am truly grateful to you all." Mr Doolan, Kingsbridge Patient
"Amazing 5-star hospital.  Have had other surgery here before on my back.
Yesterday's was a neck disc replacement operation.  I would highly recommend this hospital like a hotel manner. Thanks again guys." Mr Phillips, Kingsbridge Patient
"I recently got an MRI scan at Kingsbridge and was very impressed with how simple the process was and how little time I had to wait. The staff were friendly, and it was an all-round pleasant experience." Mr Sharkey, Kingsbridge Patient
"Can’t praise Kingsbridge Private Hospital enough!! I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and I was so well looked after. My surgeon Mr Rashid was fantastic, and the nursing staff was also fabulous. I found they communicated very well to each other, so everyone knew when my meds were due, my allergies etc. They were so kind, so lovely, constantly checked to see how I was i.e. my temperature etc. The food was fabulous and the catering staff very helpful having had an operation were very happy to accommodate ... Thank you to all!" Ms Cheong, Kingsbridge Patient
"Staff very friendly and very efficient. Surgeon and surgery top class. Big thanks to the Nurses for all their care and patience" Mr Howard, Kingsbridge Patient
"Excellent service, very clean hospital" > > >, Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Patient
"Great staff, very caring, car park facilities good" > > >, Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Patient
"All staff I came in contact with were caring, friendly professionals" > > >, Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Patient
"I would recommend Kingsbridge Private Hospital to my friends and family" > > >, Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Patient
"The nurses took brilliant care of my daughter and explained the procedures making me feel at ease" > > >, Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Patient
"The Housekeeping staff keep the hospital spotlessly clean" > > >, Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Patient
"The dedicated attention to my child made a difficult and stressful time easier for us" > > >, Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Patient
"You as a hospital should be proud of the ethos that you actually put in to practice – caring, compassionate individualised care, where the patient is treated with dignity – EXCEPTIONAL" > > >, Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Patient
"Great doctors and nurses, they made my stay easier" > > >, Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Patient
"Great follow up – I got a call the next day and could call them for advice" > > >, Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Patient

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