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Planning for Pregnancy Course

For individuals and couples thinking about having a baby in the beautiful environment of the Cayman Islands, this short programme will help answer many of the questions you have and the things you need to know, whether they are medical or about how to go about things here.
(numbers strictly limited for Covid safety)



Thursday 16th December 2021


Gather Time: From 5.30pm
Session Start: 6pm
Q&A, Discussion & Tours: 7pm
(tours are purely for those who wish to see our facilities)


Reiss Room, The Grand Pavilion Commercial Centre, 802 West Bay Road

Drinks and nibbles provided. Numbers strictly limited to ensure sensible social distancing and protection.

(numbers strictly limited for Covid safety)


Preparing to conceive (Dr Lisa Joels)

What are the things you need to know right from the start? This session will cover a wide range of both medical considerations and essential information about having a baby in Cayman. It will help you feel relaxed and confident, allowing you to feel in control at all stages of something that may be very new, especially if Cayman is not your home country.

Optimising health – higher risk pregnancies and pre-existing medical conditions (Dr Madhavi Manoharan)

From having a baby later in life, to understanding the range of health, lifestyle and medical conditions that could mean you might have a higher risk pregnancy, Dr Madhavi will ensure you go forward with a sensible perspective and a practical plan on how to ensure you have a wonderful, but also safe pregnancy on route to parenthood.

Getting fit for pregnancy (Midwife Allie Campbell)

Pregnancy is obviously going to put some demands on your body and is certainly going to stimulate a few changes! Allie will help you take a real-world approach to managing health, wellness and vitality. Practical advice, essential understanding but without the usual idealism.

A positive test – what next (Dr Lisa Joels)

Finally, we focus on the true beginning of the journey, with a look at what happens and needs to happen when you get that positive result. Focused on practical next steps and early considerations, it’s designed to allow you to be excited about the journey, not anxious.


The Faculty for the Planning for Pregnancy Programme is a very well-qualified one, part of the Pregnancy Complete Care Team here in Grand Pavilion. That team is completely unique on Island, being entirely tertiary trained and the only team that combines all of the disciplines that may be involved in a wonderful but safe and successful journey in a single team.

(numbers strictly limited for Covid safety)

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Dr Lisa Joels

Dr Lisa Joels

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr Lisa has more than 35 years’ experience in obstetrics, and besides decades as a Consultant Obstetrician in UK tertiary centres, she is also a highly qualified fertility specialist and thus carries expert capability in the earliest stages of conception and pregnancy. She is was a Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology examiner and has a special interest in pregnancy safety.

Dr Madhavi Manoharan

Dr Madhavi Manoharan

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr Madhavi was a Consultant Obstetrician at the renowned Royal Free Hospital in London, before taking up post in the Middle East, including as an Associate Professor in the Cornell Weil Qatar Campus, part of world-famous Cornell University. She is the Cayman Islands only qualified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist and so an expert in higher risk pregnancies.
Midwife Allie Campbell

Midwife Allie Campbell


Midwife Allie started her pregnancy career as a doula here in Cayman Islands before training in London as a midwife at the renowned Kings College programme for midwifery. She has a wealth of knowledge and is an absolute advocate for ensuring all couples receive the best of antenatal and postnatal support.

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