“When I left hospital with her, it was a really big thing”

Kate was referred to the Rainbow Clinic – a specialist clinic for families who have experienced stillbirth – after her son Scott died following complications in her first pregnancy.
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When I fell pregnant again, we were overjoyed, but after what happened last time I couldn’t help but feel afraid that something might go wrong. It was such a relief to know there was a specialist team who understood what we’d been through.

I never went for more than two weeks without a scan, I could ask for extra check-ups or just phone up for a chat any time. As the weeks progressed, they helped me believe I could walk out of hospital with a baby.

Celia was delivered on 23rd June 2014. She’s amazing – she loves doing everything, apart from sleeping! But a few tired mornings could never take away from knowing we’re waking up to our own little family.

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MAHSC Women and children domain - overview and case study

MAHSC’s Women and children domain gives an overview of its work to improve the health of the Greater Manchester population and presents a case study of what academics and clinicians can achieve for patient care, working together.

Presented by Professor Peter Clayton, Academic lead for the Women and children domain; and Dr Alex Heazell, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Honorary Consultant Obstetrician at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


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