Dr Lucinda Green
28th April 2020
I was referred to Dr Lucinda Green from another practice in Wimpole Street, for the sole purpose to ensure the medication I take to control migraines would be safe for pregnancy.
This was particularly important to me as my husband and I had been delaying our plans to conceive until I was off my pills - a plan which we soon realised was impossible.
Dr Green saw me in the Portland hospital. The prospect of seeing a prenatal psychiatrist was daunting, however the entrance in to the clinic was nice and discreet. A friendly security guard was stationed at a desk on ground floor who waved me over to the lift.
Dr. Green met with me in a nice bright and airy room - the atmosphere was very relaxed and Dr. Green was very easy to talk to. Her questioning techniques during our meet were very gentle, but she made me realise there is no harm in getting extra help and if there are any mental health issues we are hiding there is no shame at all in admitting to them. This is particularly important when there are plans to introduce a little one to the world. Dr Green provided a very detailed report which I shared with my NHS GP and the antenatal care. I have since been referred to the mental health midwife team and I would not have thought to do this without the advice received from Dr. Green.
I have no immediate plans to return to Dr. Green as the advice received with one meet was enough to set a very solid plan for pregnancy, however I do see the benefits of having regular meets. This all depends on the mother to be and her needs.
If you have ANY doubts relating to your mental health and pregnancy - Dr. Green will definitely help you and put you at ease - I cannot recommend her enough.