Professional Profile

Alero Awala is a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at West Hertfordshire Healthcare Trust and her practice is based at Watford General Hospital.

She also offers private consultations at Spire Bushey Hospital and Bishops Wood Hospital.

After qualifying in 1990, she did her basic training in obstetrics and gynaecology South Yorkshire (North Trent Rotation) and went to on to complete her training as a specialist registrar in the Southwest of England (Bristol Rotation). She became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1998, was awarded a Master’s degree in Reproductive Medicine in 2004 and was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in 2005.

She is the lead clinician for Emergency Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Services at West Hertfordshire Healthcare Trust. She undertakes early pregnancy and gynaecology scans and offers a training programme (Advanced Training Skills Module) for junior doctors interested in emergency gynaecology and early pregnancy.

As part of her Master’s Degree she wrote a dissertation on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and weight loss and whilst working in Bristol was involved in research into Preterm Labour.

Publications

Oliver A, Awala A, Cahill D: Minimising the impact of inheritable cause of premature ovarian failure: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, July, 2009
Awala A, Swingler R and Gordon U D: Hirsutism in young women: TOG vol 11 Number 2, 2009
Park C, Nethra S, Foster J and Awala A: Tuberous sclerosis and the association with pre eclampsia: a case study and review of the evidence: British Congress 2007 Book of Abstracts, P0.454
Awala A: The midwife Ventouse: a safe practice: SPROGs annual conference, Glasgow, June 2006 Book of Abstracts, no 36
Nethra S and Awala A: The midwifery Ventouse Practitioner; European association perinatal medicine annual Conference: Prague, 2006, Book of Abstracts
Nethra S, Awala A: Ventouse deliveries by midwives: a review of the outcome from a single NHS trust: Book of Abstracts: BMFMS conference: Cardiff April 2006 (session 4, labour and Delivery)
Fiadjoe, P, Awala, A and Strachan B, Case Report: Severe uterovaginal prolapse in pregnancy, a novel approach (case report): International Urogynecologic Journal 2006, Sept; 17(2) S329
A Awala, S Nethra, D Walker and C Charles: The Role of the Midwife Ventouse practitioner:  MIDIRS: June 2006
A Awala, A systematic review of the role of metformin in weight loss in obese women with PCOS: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist 6th international scientific meeting Book of Abstracts
A Awala and P Wardle, Medical management of endometriosis; Prescriber vol 11 issue 6 Mar 19 2000
A Awala and S Vyas, Menstrual disorders; GP Medicine Jan 14th 2000

My Practice

I offer a private obstetric service, including private scans and postnatal care to pregnant women.

During my training I developed an interest in reproductive medicine, especially the management of PCOS, adolescent gynaecology and problems of the menopause. I have worked in Assisted Conception units, as well as run Gynaecological Endocrine Clinic in a tertiary referral unit.

My current practice involves general obstetrics and gynaecology, with particular reference to women with early pregnancy problems, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts etc. I run two early pregnancy scan clinics each week as well as undertaking gynaecology scans. I actively encourage the use of medical management of miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies to increase choice for women, in appropriate cases.

I look after both low and high risk obstetric patients and have good links with the fetal medicine team based at Watford.

Research: “The role of metformin in weight loss in obese women with PCOS”

Publications

  • A Awala and S Vyas , Menstrual disorders; GP Medicine Jan 14th 2000
  • A Awala and P Wardle, Medical management of endometriosis; Prescriber vol 11 issue 6 Mar 19 2000
  • A Awala, A systematic review of the role of metformin in weight loss in obese women with PCOS: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist 6th international scientific meeting Book of Abstracts
  • A Awala, S Nethra , D Walker and C Charles: The Role of the Midwife Ventouse practitioner:  MIDIRS: June 2006
  • Fiadjoe, P, Awala, A and Strachan B, Case Report: Severe uterovaginal prolapse in pregnancy, a novel approach (case report): International Urogynecologic Journal 2006, Sept; 17(2) S329
  • Nethra S, Awala A: Ventouse deliveries by midwives: a review of the outcome from a single NHS trust: Book of Abstracts: BMFMS conference: Cardiff April 2006 (session 4, labour and Delivery)
  • Nethra S and Awala A: The midwifery Ventouse Practitioner; European association perinatal medicine annual Conference: Prague , 2006, Book of Abstracts
  • Awala A: The midwife Ventouse: a safe practice: SPROGs annual conference, Glasgow , June 2006 Book of Abstracts, no 36
  • Park C, Nethra S, Foster J and Awala A: Tuberous sclerosis and the association with pre eclampsia: a case study and review of the evidence: British Congress 2007 Book of Abstracts, P0.454
  • Awala A, Swingler R and Gordon U D: Hirsutism in young women: TOG vol 11 Number 2, 2009
  • Oliver A, Awala A, Cahill D: Minimising the impact of inheritable cause of premature ovarian failure: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, July, 2009

Testimonials

All testimonials that are left by patients are left anonymously, this is down to their discretion.

'I would just like to to thank you for your kindness and care during my recent treatment. I am so grateful and, should I need to, will definitely be coming back to see you'

'From my first appointment to my diagnosis was under one week, and I am so grateful for the speed of service and kindness that we received. Thank you so much'

'Thank you to Miss Awala and her excellent team for their kindness and efficiency. I have had previous bad experiences and was nervous, but I couldn't have asked for better care. Thank you'

'Thank you for everything two sundays ago. Thanks to you, my baby's delivery was a wonderful experience and so far, he has been a wonderful baby too!'

'I wanted to say thank you for your help throughout my pregnancy. Both your and your team's help was so greatly appreciated'

'You delivered my baby son in 2010 and I cannot express how grateful we are for your help in his safe arrival. Every aspect of our journey was exemplary.'