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Rainbow Clinic

The Rainbow Clinic is a specialist service for women and their families in a subsequent pregnancy following a stillbirth or perinatal death. We care for families from the time of the postnatal appointment to discuss investigations onwards and into a subsequent pregnancy.

The clinic provides additional scans to identify placental dysfunction and detect complications early in a subsequent pregnancy. We make use of the scanning methods pioneered in Manchester Placental Clinic to look at the placenta in more detail. In addition we provide continuity of care and additional psychological support.


Our staff include:

Dr Alexander Heazell, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics

Suzanne Thomas, Midwife

Louise Stephens, Midwife

Victoria Holmes, Bereavement Midwife


Where is the clinic held?

5th Floor Tommy's Research Clinics

Saint Mary's Hospital

The clinic is held every Thursday

The secretary can be contacted on (0161) 701 0866, Monday - Friday, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm.

Rainbow Clinic Midwife (0161) 701 6965



What is offered to the patient?

Women are offered:

  • An ultrasound scan at 23 weeks and then at intervals throughout pregnancy.
  • Consultant led care with midwifery support.
  • Discussion regarding timing/mode of delivery.


How can I access the clinic?

Referral from your midwife/consultant.


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