Mortimer Market Centre
It is safe for women living with HIV to have children.
Very few babies are born with HIV in the UK now. In 2012-14 only seven infected babies were born in the UK during this period to women diagnosed with HIV.
This means that the proportion of pregnant women in the UK passing on the virus to their babies fell to a new low of 0.27%. With all of the interventions in place – the most important of which is being on treatment with an undetectable viral load – the rate of transmission can be as low as 0.1% (1 in 1000)
We promote a natural delivery.
It is not necessary to have a caesarean just because you live with HIV.
Our aim is for women to have a positive and normal birth experience. We promote natural delivery including use of the Birthing Centre.
We offer two combined antenatal clinics and both run on a ‘one stop shop’ model so women can see everyone they need to on the same day:
The team includes a specialist midwife, HIV doctor, HIV nurse, health advisor, obstetrician and paediatrician. The babies are followed up by a specialist paediatric nurse.
Our team also offers care for complex medical needs in pregnancy and support for psychological and psychosocial issues related to pregnancy.
For more information talk to your doctor, clinician, health advisor or the patient representatives who can refer you to the right specialist: 020 3317 5177
"I just wanted to thank you for all you help and support. Your approachability, understanding and advice were invaluable in helping me to cope with a very traumatic period in my life. Thank you so much” Stephen, 34 film technician
“I must acknowledge your strength and dedication. Thank you so much for the encouragement and support. I pray the Lord will continue to keep and strengthen you. You’ve touched my life in a positive way” Olori, 27, nurse and mother
Bloomsbury Clinic at The Mortimer Market Centre is run by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Address: Bloomsbury Clinic, Capper Street, off Tottenham Court Road London, WC1E 6JB
General enquiries: 020 3317 5100