Visiting Hours

In the interest of patient and public safety, we regret that strict visitor restrictions are in place in Cork University Maternity Hospital. We understand how difficult this may be and we will be there to support you. We thank you for your understanding. 

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Pregnancy Loss Clinic

ConsultantDr. Keelin O'Donoghue MB BCh BAO PhD MRCOG
Specialist MidwivesNiamh Howard Jones
 Orla O'Connell
Administrative SupportBernie O’Halloran


The aim of this clinic is to investigate the medical causes of pregnancy loss and to provide information and support to parents who experience pregnancy loss.

The clinic is held on Ward 2 South at CUMH, and is staffed by all members of the pregnancy loss team. The clinic is also attended by a specialist registrar (senior doctor in training), and as we are a teaching hospital your permission may also be asked for a student midwife to be present at your visit.

At the clinic, we take a medical history and ask about the nature of the pregnancy loss experienced.  A number of investigations, such as blood tests, may be suggested, and plans for further pregnancy are discussed, with a follow up visit sometimes required. However, if tests were done during a recent admission to CUMH or visit to the GP, the clinic visit can focus instead on discussing results and implications for the future. Ongoing support is provided if required.

Patients are welcome to bring their partner or another companion to the clinic.


Guidelines for referral to the Pregnancy Loss Clinic

  • Three consecutive first trimester pregnancy losses
  • Two consecutive first trimester pregnancy losses with no living child
  • Any mid-trimester (>14 weeks) pregnancy loss
  • Any second or third trimester pregnancy loss


Referrals are welcome for other individual cases and all letters are reviewed by the team to decide the appropriate management.