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)
DR. MEENA JAGADEESAN Consultant Obstetrician, Special Interest in Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology MBBS,MRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Miss Meena Jagadeesan is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Luton and Dunstable University hospital.
She graduated in India in 2000 and moved to UK in 2004. She trained in obstetrics and gynaecology in West midlands deanery and Eastern deanery. She has done advanced training in the following specialist skills:
• Early pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology
• Advanced labour ward management
She completed her training and obtained CCT in October 2016.
She was appointed as a Substantive consultant in Obstetrics & Gynecology
in January 2017. Miss Jagadeesan has a varied work load such as antenatal clinics, caesarean section lists, labour ward and emergency gynaecology.
She does scan sessions at Early pregnancy unit regularly and this helps her
to maintain and develop her skills further.
She is also the Lead for Clinical audit and governance and the rota lead in
Kayleigh Neary Sonographer
Kayleigh is a Sonographer with extensive experience in a range of specialities including Gynaecology Ultrasound, General Medical Ultrasound, Obstetric scanning and more. She trained at Milton Keynes Hospital as a Radiographer, before undertaking her ultrasound qualification at Kings College Hospital in London.
She developed her skills further at Milton Keynes Hospital before working on prestigious Harley Street. Following on from this, she worked at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital where she developed experience in vast areas of ultrasound including Transplant Kidneys, Thyroid scanning and Vascular. She has a special interest in gynaecology and fertility ultrasound and is experienced using 3D Gynaecology scanning and performing follicle tracking.