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PLEASE NOTE: Dr Raja Gangopadhyay is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with a special interest in perinatal mental health. For specific psychiatric advice, please contact your psychiatrist or community perinatal team on 0300 1240939. Dr Gangopadhyay is not a perinatal psychiatrist or clinical psychologist and would be unable to provide advice on these matters. In the event of a mental health crisis, please contact your local crisis team or attend A&E without delay.

Dr Raja Gangopadhyay

Name, qualifications:

Dr Raja Gangopadhyay MBBS DFFP MRCOG Cert in Medical Education

Practising at:

Watford General Hospital and Hemel Hempstead Hospital


Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Special clinical interests:

Perinatal Mental Health (PMH), traumatic birth experience, bereavement during perinatal period, support of parents with pregnancy loss/ still birth/sick children admitted to Special Care baby Units (SCBU), Tocophobia

Current posts (NHS, University):

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with special interest in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Professional profile

Dr Gangopadhyay is the founder of International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy (IFWIP): This is a global initiative to raise awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing during pregnancy and perinatal period

Dr Gangopadhyay is passionate to provide comprehensive obstetric care for women with all kinds of Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) illnesses (such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders/anorexia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and tocophobia) during their pregnancy and after the childbirth.

He provides the care along with the Multidisciplinary PMH team of the Trust comprising of Consultant Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, midwife and the Lavender Team (Vulnerable adult team of midwives).

He is a qualified Trainer in PMH and contributes to teaching and training for Obstetricians, Midwives, GP and other healthcare professionals.

He has expertise in gynaecological surgery (open, laparocopy and hysteroscopic surgeries) for the treatment of benign gynaecological conditions (such as heavy menstrual period/ menorrhagia, endometriosis, fibroid, dysmenorrhoea and chronic pelvic pain).

Personal profile

Dr Gangopadhyay's main focus of care is patient awareness/ education, involving patients in the decision making process and giving them choices. He is campaigning for better PMH care within the Maternity Services.

 He is involved in the social media (Twitter:@RajaGangopadhyay3) patient support and awareness sessions (such as #PNDHour and #BirthTraumaChat). He enjoys Yoga, Meditation and spending time with his family.

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