Data regarding transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) application to obstetric patients are scant. Often, anaesthetists preparing for caesarean section are unaware of the proportion of obstetric patients who have relevant cardiac disease. This audit aimed at undertaking a retrospective analysis of TTE performed in intensive care unit patients after caesarean section. Over five years, 56 women were eligible. Echocardiographic abnormalities were deemed relevant if graded as of moderate severity. The most common reason was dyspnoea (41%). Echocardiography demonstrated structural abnormality in 29% or functional abnormality in 38%. It may be appropriate to undertake preoperative echocardiography more commonly in high‐risk obstetric patients.