Welcome to the
Macdonald Obstetric Medicine Society

“Pregnancy may affect pre-existing medical disorders…”

Join Us About MOMS

Mission Statement


To support clinicians, across all disciplines, to improve outcomes for mothers and babies whose pregnancies are complicated by medical disorders.

To drive clinical excellence in the care of women with medical disorders before, during and after pregnancy through learning, research and collaboration between clinicians, women and their families.

To lead clinician learning and training in Obstetric Medicine, through education, research and evidence-based practice.

Read more

Benefits of joining MOMS

This website aims to provide guidance and resources for those interested in training in Obstetric Medicine, irrespective of their background and also to provide a forum for discussion to encourage the formal expansion of this exciting specialty.

  • Quarterly Obstetric Medicine Journal
  • Free access to Obstetric Medicine Journal online
  • Reduction to registration fee for annual meeting
  • Full business meetings and voting rights
  • Stand for nominated MOMS positions and to become part of the executive committee.

MOMS Membership


Membership per year

The MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society

The MacDonald UK Obstetric Medicine Society was founded in 1976. It is named after Dr Angus MacDonald (1836-86), a lecturer in midwifery, who in 1878 noted that ‘the first duty of an obstetrician is to make sure that he is a physician’. He was a leader in developing links between obstetrics and general medicine and was a fellow of both College of Physicians and College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. His textbook The bearings of chronic disease of the heart upon pregnancy, parturition and childbirth was the first ‘medical’ textbook of pregnancy.

The Society has grown in size and we have over 130 members from around the UK. We have an annual meeting and collaborate closely with the RCOG, RCP and BMFMS.

If you practice in the field of obstetric medicine, or if you are interested in training in obstetric medicine then please join our society.

Read more


Become a member

Join the journey and encourage the expansion of this exciting specialty.

Join Us