The Rosie Rainbow Clinic has been set up for those who have experienced a previous stillbirth. It is aimed at offering practical help and emotional support at what can be an anxious time.
Care will be provided by a small team of doctors, midwives and sonographers and is supported by Petals, a charity that works with clinicians to deliver specialist counselling dedicated to psychological care and wellbeing during pregnancy.
The opening was marked by the cutting of rainbow coloured cake which was made by the clinic’s first visitors, Zean and Will Maskell from Rickinghall, Suffolk, who lost a baby at 40 weeks last May. Now Zean is expecting again.
Consultant obstetrician Charlotte Patient said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to open this service and were thrilled to welcome Zean and Will who surprised us all by coming in with a beautiful rainbow patterned cake. It really made it an occasion!”
Image (from left): Specialist Midwife Selina Halsall-Crowgey ,Sue Brookesfrom Petals, Zean and Will Maskell,Dr Charlotte Patient and Specialist Midwife Janet Latimer