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Rainbow Clinic

The Rainbow Clinic is a specialist service for women who have had a stillbirth or perinatal death. We care for women from the time of 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

Dr Ed Johnstone, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics

Suzanne Thomas, Midwife

Cara Taylor, Midwife


Where is the clinic held?

5th Floor Research Clinics

Saint Mary's Hospital

The clinic is held every Wednesday morning.

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


What is offered to the patient?

Women are offerred ultrasound scan at 17 and 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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