Prof Eric Jauniaux

Prof Eric JauniauxTel: 020 7390 8113

University College Hospital

Fitzrovia Suite (private maternity care)

Professional background

Eric Jauniaux was appointed as a Senior lecturer and consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University College London and University College Hospital in 1995. He had previously been a lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King’s College Hospital, London.

He was a full time academic consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine until 2010. He developed the Early Pregnancy Unit in 1996 and the twin clinic in 1998. He was awarded a personal chair in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at UCL in 2002. In 2006, co-founded “Medical Aid Films” a charity dedicated to help medical training and education in low income countries using a multimedia approach ( and for which he has reduced his clinical activities in 2010.

He is one of the founding editor and pregnancy editor of Reproductive Bio-Medicine on line and Associate Editor of Journal of Medical Screening. He was appointed as a scientific editor of the British Journal of Obstetrics He has been on the editorial board of many journals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is the editor of 10 books including Cancer and Pregnancy, Embryonic medicine & therapy with Bob Edwards and the first textbook on ART pregnancies in collaboration with Botros Risk. He is the author/co-author of over 300 peer-reviewed papers and reviews, 66 chapters in books, and has delivered over 250 prestigious lectures worldwide including the McGanity annual lecture (Baylor College, Houston, Tx). He is the laurate of 3 international prices for his work on the human placenta.

Clinical Services

Professor Jauniaux works as part of the multidisciplinary Early Pregnancy unit and Emergency Gynaecology team. His main expertise is in the management of molar pregnancies, recurrent miscarriages and placenta accreta.

Research interests

His academic work and clinical activities have been focussed in placental and fetal development and the diagnosis management of placental related-complications of pregnancy– covering the full spectrum from the anatomy and physiology to the diagnosis and treatment in utero of placental and fetal diseases. He has also developed a special interest in the pathophysiology of miscarriage and the management of ART pregnancies and in particular twin pregnancies.


Edited Books

  • The First Twelve Weeks of Gestation (546 pages).Edts: Barnea E, Hustin J, Jauniaux E. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (1992)
  • Transvaginal color Doppler (206 pages). Edts: Bourne T, Jauniaux E, Jurkovic D. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (1995)
  • Ultrasound in Early Pregnancy (187 pages).Edts: Jurkovic D, Jauniaux E. Parthenon, Carnforth (1995)
  • Embryonic Medicine and Therapy (524 pages).Edts: Jauniaux E, Barnea R, Edwards R. Oxford University Press, Oxford (1997).
  • The placenta: Basic sciences and clinical practice (375 pages) Edts: Kingdom J, Jauniaux E, O’Brian PMS.RCOG Press, London (2000).
  • Cancer and Pregnancy (308 pages). Edts: Barnea R, Jauniaux E, Schwartz P. Springer-Verlag, London (2001).
  • Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies  (5th Edition) (1391 pages) Edts: Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL. International Edt: Jauniaux E. Bermedica, Columbia, USA (2007).
  • Cancer and Reproductive Health (295 pages). Edts: Kehoe S, Jauniaux E, Martin-Hirsch P, Savage P. RCOG Press, London (2008).
  • Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies (6th Edition) (1292 pages). Edts: Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL, Landon MB, Galan HL Jauniaux ERM, Driscoll DA. Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA (2012).
  • Pregnancy after Assisted Reproductive Technology. (193 pages).
  • Edts: Jauniaux E, Botros R. CUP, Cambridge, UK (2012).

Recent publications on clinical ultrasound in Ob Gyn (

  • Jauniaux E, Suri S, Muttukrishna S. Evaluation of the impact of maternal smoking on ultrasound and endocrinological markers of first trimester placentation. Early Hum Dev. 2013 Sep;89(9):777-80
  • Suri S, Muttukrishna S, Jauniaux E. 2D-ultrasound and endocrinologic evaluation of placentation in early pregnancy and its relationship to fetal birthweight in normal pregnancies and pre-eclampsia. Placenta. 2013 Sep;34(9):745-50
  • Memtsa M, Jamil A, Sebire N, Jauniaux E, Jurkovic D. Diagnosis and management of intramural ectopic pregnancy. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep;42(3):359-62.
  • Mavrelos D, Nicks H, Jamil A, Hoo W, Jauniaux E, Jurkovic D. Efficacy and safety of a clinical protocol for expectant management of selected women diagnosed with a tubal ectopic pregnancy. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jul;42(1):102-7.
  • Jauniaux E, Ben-Ami I, Maymon R. Do assisted-reproduction twin pregnancies require additional antenatal care? Reprod Biomed Online. 2013 Feb;26(2):107-19.
  • Jauniaux E, Jurkovic D. Placenta accreta: pathogenesis of a 20th century iatrogenic uterine disease. Placenta. 2012 Apr;33(4):244-51.

GMC/GDC number: 3350014