Meet the team
Fetal Medicine Subspecialists
Fetal Medicine Midwives
|Subspecialty Trainees||Maternity Support Workers|
|Alcinda De Oliveira|
Dr Breeze is a Consultant Obstetrician and subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. He did research in fetal medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital (Cambridge) and was subspecialty trained in maternal and fetal medicine in Nottingham.
He helps to run the multiple pregnancy clinic at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, and has a fetal medicine clinic at Leeds General Infirmary. His special interests include fetal growth problems, multiple pregnancy and fetal medicine in general.
Dr Cohen is a Consultant Obstetrician and subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. She completed her subspecialty training in Leeds. Prior to this she carried out research into next generation sequencing and pregnancy loss and was awarded an MD for this work.
Dr Cohen has a weekly Fetal Medicine clinic, is part of the Skeletal Dysplasia working group, has a weekly clinic with our Colleagues from the Clinical Genetics Department and is also the Clinical Director for Women’s Services at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr Everett is a Consultant Obstetrician and subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. He completed his subspecialty training at UCLH, London. Prior to this he has performed research in cardiovascular and platelet function in early onset preeclampsia and was awarded an MD for this work. He has presented both nationally and internationally, as well as publishing multiple research papers. He retains a research interest. He written a book chapter on fetal tumours and co-authored a chapter on skeletal dysplasia.
Dr Everett’s fetal medicine interests include all aspects of prenatal diagnosis, including invasive procedures, and he runs the Fetal Neurology clinic with colleagues from Radiology and the Neonatology.
Dr Glanville initially studied Biochemistry at Edinburgh University and then went onto study medicine at Glasgow University. Following obstetric and gynaecology training posts in and around Glasgow, she migrated south and worked as a trainee in Newcastle -upon- Tyne and then in Yorkshire. Following her subspecialty training in Fetal and Maternal Medicine, she was appointed as a consultant in Leeds and has been in post since 2004.
She has a wide interest in all aspects of fetal medicine and has a weekly clinic on a Tuesday. She has a particular interest in supporting women and families following pregnancy loss through stillbirth and neonatal death. In 2019 she established a weekly “Rainbow” clinic providing specialist scanning and personalised care for women following pregnancy loss.
Dr Pierce completed her PhD in Liverpool and her subspecialist training here in Leeds. She has a weekly clinic in Fetal Medicine and is also involved in the care of Multiple Pregnancies. She also undertakes ultrasound training for junior doctors.
Bekah is our Academic Trainee. Bekah has already spent considerable time in both clinical practice and in research. She is on a four year training programme with us. Bekah spends half of her time working clinically to train as a subspecialist in maternal and fetal medicine and the half of her time she works with the University Department teaching medical students and doing research into her particular area of expertise, fetal growth problems. You may well meet her during one of your appointments.
Dr Sparey is a Consultant Obstetrician and subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. She trained in Liverpool and Newcastle upon Tyne and has worked in Leeds since 1999. She has a weekly fetal medicine clinic and runs a clinic for women with unusual placental appearances. Dr Sparey is currently the Lead for Fetal Medicine.
Fetal Medicine Midwives
The midwifery team has been developed to support the women and their families through their care through antenatal screening programmes and Fetal Medicine Unit. For the women booked in Leeds, we are often the first contact when a health condition is suspected with the baby. We provide information and preparation about what to expect if referred to FMU and attending for a Consultant review.
We then provide a point of contact for them if they require further information and support. We co-ordinate an MDT approach between the different specialities and participate in the care and birth planning appropriate for that family. As we strive to provide individualised care, some families receive postnatal follow up and support. This is guided by the needs of the family and linking with external agencies such as the local hospices.
Maternity Support Workers
- Heather Cresswell - Midwifery support worker
- Alcinda De Oliveira - Midwifery support worker