Meet our Experts
We have a great team of experts with years of experience working in maternity in both the NHS and the private sector. We believe that all women and their families deserve the best evidence-based care during their pregnancy, birth and postnatal time. Collectively we have cared for women and parents-to-be for most of our professional lives and providing a high quality of care is our priority.
We are run and staffed by women and this gives us a unique insight into the needs of women.
Our Mission, Values and Vision
Our mission is to provide world-class comprehensive pregnancy scans for pregnant women and their partners and families.
We have a passion for delivering personalised antenatal education for parents-to-be so they feel empowered and ready for birth and parenting
We value out team and their expertise and use the latest medical technology and best available evidence to support women, their partners and families during during pregnancy and birthing.
DR. JACQUELINE BAMFO Consultant Obstetrician, Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine MBBS BSc DFFP, MRCOG MD (Res) RCR/RCOG Diploma in Obstetric Ultrasound
Dr Bamfo is a skilled Consultant Obstetrician with Subspecialist accreditation in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. In her current practice at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation, she is Clinical Lead for both Fetal Medicine and Antenatal Screening. She provides expert scanning of woman and unborn babies where there has been a concern during the pregnancy and prenatal diagnosis as part of her specialist Fetal Medicine clinics. She has implemented a pivotal pre-term birth screening service as part of her Consultant-led care provision for mothers with ‘enhanced risk’ factors. She is a caring and compassionate Obstetrician and believes passionately in providing world informed class care to parents-to-be and (of course!) their babies.
Dr Bamfo’s qualifications include her graduate certificate from Imperial College School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialist training in London and Manchester, and experience practicing at many prestigious hospitals throughout the UK, including (but not limited to) the Chelsea and Westminster, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea, Royal Free, Barnet, University College and Kings College, London. Dr Bamfo’s interest in Fetal Medicine started during her medical student placement at Yale University (Connecticut, USA). She gained valuable experience undertaking a 3 year research fellowship at Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, Kings College (supervised by world renowned Fetal Medicine pioneer Professor Kypros Nicolaides) and subsequently obtained her Doctor of Medicine (MD) Research at the University of London.
She has also completed Sub-speciality training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Central Manchester University Hospital, and Fetal Medicine Foundation competencies in nuchal translucency and cervical length measurement.
Dr Bamfo is well published in peer-review journals. For almost 10 years she was a Trainee Editor at the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has reviewed for the Journal of International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG). She attends pertinent international conferences and continues to participate in research studies (her research interests are hypertensive diseases of pregnancy, fetal growth restriction, preterm birth and large babies). She is a keen teacher and organises local scan courses for other medical professionals. List of publications (hyperlinks)
As well as enjoying her career, Dr Bamfo also enjoys her family time and is mother to a lovely little boy - she knows first hand how important your babies are to you….
When you come to Aster Baby, you can be sure that you will get the best of the best when it comes to skill, expertise and care – an unrivalled service you will not find elsewhere in the region. List of publications (hyperlinks)
Louise Brennan registered midwife
Louise Brennan is a registered midwife and antenatal teacher.
She has over 13 years experience running private antenatal classes in London and St Albans since 2006. Up until 2013, she was the co-founder/partner of Birthing Matters. In 2014, Lousie set up Louise’s Antenatal Classes louantenatal.com where she specialises in unique one to one classes. Although Louide works independently from us, when we are asked to recommend antenatal classes we recommend Louise's Antenatal Classes.
She currently works both in the NHS and also privately.
Louise is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and a member of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
She is passionate about providing private antenatal classes and supporting the couple to ensure that they are fully prepared for birth and early parenting.
Lousie often attends pregnancy and media events such as a recent visit to Radio Verulam https://www.radioverulam.com/podcast/its-all-about-babies-on-the-parents-show-this-week/
Louise works according to all the best up to date evidence-based guidelines for maternity and birth.