Antenatal Care Complaints & Treatment Delays

Antenatal care is important in noticing warning signs related to the pregnancy and to both the mother and child so as to facilitate the birth correctly. Complications can arise when there is lack of antenatal care resulting in either catastrophic injury to the mother or child leading to a traumatic birth.

Types of Poor Antenatal Care & Treatment Delays 

The antenatal period for many mothers and family members can be very worrying. It should be the priority of medical professionals to ensure that the mother and child are healthy and safe both before and after birth. The mothers and babies health may be at risk due to poor antenatal care. This may include:

  • Failing to conduct tests on chromosome abnormalities
  • A delay or failure in carrying out foetal anomaly scans
  • Failures in carrying out regular pelvic examinations
  • A delay in conducting blood, urine, blood pressure, foetal heart beat tests and ultrasound scans
  • Errors in arranging up regular appointments, and monitoring pregnancy related illness such as gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, ectopic pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and infection
  • Lack of antenatal care including a poor birth plan, failing to monitor the position of the baby, foetal heart rate and the mothers blood pressure
  • Lack of pain relief
  • Complete disregard of labour and birth concerns and complaints

Our dedicated teams at can provide free support and guidance from specialist medical negligence solicitors and medical advisors. can inform you of the relevant complaints departments and guide you through their complaints procedures. Our specialist teams of medical negligence solicitors and barristers can also assist you in making a medical negligence claim if your circumstances suggest you are entitled to do so.

How do I make a complaint? can place you in touch with a variety of different organisations who can assist you in making a complaint regarding NHS or private treatment. Whether you or a loved one has experienced inefficient or ineffective treatment, or have suffered misdiagnosis errors or treatment delays, part of our service involves a free review undertaken by us. This free review will help you to understand where you stand and to make an informed decision. This free review can also explain if you are eligible for legal assistance in order to make a potential claim for medical mistreatment and negligence.

What If I am Entitled to Legal Advice? can place you in touch with different practitioner organisations should you want to make a complaint. However, given the different timeframes that a complaint can sometimes involve, by contacting us you can not only obtain a free complaints guide but also obtain free initial advice about whether you can make a possible legal claim under a no win no fee basis in order to obtain answers and possible compensation.

Is there A Cost?

Placing a call with us involves no cost to you. We can provide both free advice about your initial complaint and a free guide about the different ways you can make a complaint at the treatment you experienced. Additionally, we can provide free initial legal advice about how to get answers and make a possible compensation claim. Whether a claim is to assist you in obtaining answers, getting to the truth of what happened or to obtain compensation, may be able to assist.

About our Medical Complaints Team

By getting in touch with the experienced team at we can provide specific, tailored advice about the options available to you. These options can involve not just making a complaint but also initial free legal advice and a free claims assessment if the facts of your enquiry entitle you to do so.

Unsure If You Are Entitled To Make A Complaint?

Before you decide to make a complaint, our dedicated complaints department will under no obligation advise you on the relevant complaints procedures that are available to you.