Mr Alex Frick
Mr Alex Frick is one of our Consultants in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine. He features across two episodes of Baby Surgeons: Delivering Miracles.
He joined St George’s in 2019 after working as a subspecialty trainee in fetal medicine at King’s College Hospital.
Here, we catch up with him…
What made you want to get into this area of medicine?
I liked feeling like I could make a positive impact and I still believe that delivering a baby is a lovely and dramatic moment that is hard to beat. Fetal medicine appealed to me because of the sense of discovery when using ultrasound and I find it rewarding helping women to navigate the complex terrain of a difficult diagnosis and deciding what comes next.
What has been your favourite part of being involved with filming/the series?
I really enjoyed getting to know the film team who were absolutely amazing.
Why did you want to be a part of this series?
I hoped that we could shed light on some of the sides of pregnancy that don’t always get attention and hopefully help other families going through complicated times realise they are not alone.
How did you find the last year treating patients in a new covid-19 world?
Women didn’t stop being pregnant or giving birth because of covid-19, so while there have of course been some changes (masks!) to how we deliver maternity care, the core of my job has remained unchanged.
What would you say to someone who is interested in progressing into a similar career?
That it is a long and often challenging journey, but that if you keep your focus on doing your best for your patients then it is unquestionably worth it.
What was it like watching yourself back on Baby Surgeons: Delivering Miracles?
My internal perception of the sound of my own voice doesn’t match with the recorded version, so if I am honest, it made for rather uncomfortable viewing!