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Rainbow Service

The Rainbow Clinic at the Royal Berkshire Hospital offers specialist care and support to women and their families in pregnancies following the loss of a baby. We understand that pregnancy after the loss of a baby can be a very challenging time for families and parents often describe the need for extra support as they navigate many mixed emotions.

The Rainbow Clinic Team aims to provide tailored care to each family throughout pregnancy and as they welcome their new baby into their family. The Rainbow Clinic is based on the known benefits to families receiving continuity of carer and specialist medical oversight within the context of a specialist multi-disciplinary team.

The RBH Rainbow Clinic Team is comprised of Lead Consultant Obstetrician, Fetal Medicine Specialist and Rainbow Specialist Midwife. Working in genuine partnership with families and other health care professionals the Rainbow Team offers antenatal care to women who have sadly experienced the loss of a baby after 20 weeks gestation in a previous pregnancy or if their baby has died shortly after birth. We offer this care whether or not the family has since had another baby who is well.

The Rainbow Clinic Care pathway includes dedicated appointments with the Rainbow Specialist Midwife (from booking until the birth of your baby), additional specialist ultrasound scans with our Fetal Medicine Specialist and all Obstetric care appointments with our Consultant Obstetrician. Together we ensure that women and their families are accompanied with clinical expertise, understanding and compassion throughout their pregnancy.

If you would like more information about The Rainbow Clinic and the care we offer please contact:

Juliette Ward, Rainbow Specialist Midwife

Email: rbft.rainbowcare@nhs.net

  • CONTACT DETAILS:

    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    Reading,
    RG1 5AN
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    Tel: 0118 322 5111