Hull Rainbow Clinic

Patient Experience

  • Reference Number: HEY1416-2024
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  • Last Updated: 1 March 2024

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Pregnancy after loss

We would firstly like to congratulate you on your pregnancy news! We understand pregnancy after a loss can be a joyful, yet difficult and an anxious time for many parents. Our rainbow service has been developed in the hope of supporting you throughout pregnancy and birth with an attempt to alleviate some of the anxiety you may experience.

Your maternity care will be provided by the whole multi-disciplinary team including ourselves, Community Midwifery, Obstetricians, Sonographers and any other specialist services you may require.

We are here to support you in any way that we can and this pack contains a breakdown of where we will have contact throughout the pregnancy.  However, we can also attend scans and consultant appointments with you should you require our support. If you would like us to support at any additional appointment or scan then please let us know.

For any urgent concerns in your pregnancy, please use the single point of access contact number, tel: 01482 311500. Our service operates Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and is not for urgent care.

We encourage you to make contact with us as much or little as you require, our contact details are as follows:

Hull Rainbow Clinic Team, mob: 07990800223 or tel: 01482 608962

Rainbow Pack Clinic Contents

Pregnancy After Loss Sticker

This sticker was designed by bereaved women of Hull and created by Chasing Rainbows Charity. Women wanted the death of their baby to be acknowledged by healthcare professionals and chose the wording to stand out and be taken note of. You can place this sticker on your handheld notes which are taken to appointments.

Pregnancy After Loss Lanyard

In line with the pregnancy loss review recommendations we have a pregnancy after loss lanyard that can be worn to your appointments should you wish. This is to make professionals aware of your history as soon as they see the lanyard being worn and should help to avoid you needing to repeat your history in appointments. Supplied by Chasing Rainbows Charity. On the reverse on the card attached are important contact numbers, these are numbers that you may need at difference stages of your pregnancy. The early pregnancy assessment unit (EPAU) are contactable from early pregnancy through to 15+6 should you require any medical advice. The maternity single point of contact number is for 16 weeks onwards for any medical and/or urgent concerns.

Hull Rainbow Clinic Points of Contact

A breakdown of the appointments available to you as part of this service.

Fetal Movement Information

Information supplied by Tommy‘s Charity for you to familiarise yourself with and to follow with regard to fetal movement.

Hull Rainbow Clinic Plaque

This plaque is for you to bring into hospital with you during any admission and place on the door. Again this highlights to all staff entering your room this was a pregnancy following loss.

I’m a Rainbow Baby Sticker

This is to put on your baby’s red book for postnatal and health visitor appointments.

Maternity Bereavement Feedback Form

We are very sorry for your loss, and we appreciate that this is an extremely difficult time for you and your family.

In an effort to understand the experiences of those using maternity services in Hull University Teaching Hospital, this questionnaire is for people who have experienced the loss of their baby/babies during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

Following advice from SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) and the London Clinical Networks, this feedback form has been developed by the local team for families who have experienced the loss of a baby.

Please complete as much or as little of the form that you are able to, some questions may not be relevant to your experience. Your feedback will help us to make service improvements locally and ensure future bereaved families receive empathetic and responsive bereavement care.

The feedback form can be completed at Hull Rainbow Clinic Feedback Form. All information given will remain anonymous.

If you require a paper copy of the feedback form or require any further advice or support please contact the Bereavement Midwives:

Additional Clinical and Emotional Appointments

The Hull Rainbow Clinic has been designed to offer additional clinical and emotional appointments during your pregnancy due to the understandable heightened anxiety you may be experiencing.

The clinic is an opt-in service and the appointments will be in addition to your scheduled ultrasound, community midwife and consultant led appointments all of which will be specific to your individualised care needs.

  • Contact 1 – early pregnancy support: telephone contact
  • Contact 2 – 14 week appointment: face to face
  • Contact 3 – anatomy scan: telephone contact
  • Contact 4 – 22 week appointment: face to face antenatal check
  • Contact 5 – 32 week appointment: face to face antenatal check
  • Contact 6 – 36 week appointment: telephone contact
  • Contact 7 – birth contact: face to face
  • Contact 8 – 1 week postnatal contact: telephone contact/text

Please note appointments may be rescheduled should the hospital be experiencing high acuity and will be rearranged at the soonest opportunity.

General Advice and Consent

Most of your questions should have been answered by this leaflet, but remember that this is only a starting point for discussion with the healthcare team.

Consent to treatment

Before any doctor, nurse or therapist examines or treats you, they must seek your consent or permission. In order to make a decision, you need to have information from health professionals about the treatment or investigation which is being offered to you. You should always ask them more questions if you do not understand or if you want more information.

The information you receive should be about your condition, the alternatives available to you, and whether it carries risks as well as the benefits. What is important is that your consent is genuine or valid. That means:

  • you must be able to give your consent
  • you must be given enough information to enable you to make a decision
  • you must be acting under your own free will and not under the strong influence of another person

Information about you

We collect and use your information to provide you with care and treatment. As part of your care, information about you will be shared between members of a healthcare team, some of whom you may not meet. Your information may also be used to help train staff, to check the quality of our care, to manage and plan the health service, and to help with research. Wherever possible we use anonymous data.

We may pass on relevant information to other health organisations that provide you with care. All information is treated as strictly confidential and is not given to anyone who does not need it. If you have any concerns please ask your doctor, or the person caring for you.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 we are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any information we hold about you. For further information visit the following page: Confidential Information about You.

If you or your carer needs information about your health and wellbeing and about your care and treatment in a different format, such as large print, braille or audio, due to disability, impairment or sensory loss, please advise a member of staff and this can be arranged.

Your newborn baby’s NHS number

An NHS number is allocated to everyone whose birth is registered with a Registrar of Births and Deaths in England and Wales. You already have an NHS number and your baby will be assigned an NHS number soon after birth. Your NHS number is unique to you and provides a reliable means of linking you to the medical and administrative information we hold about you. NHS numbers are allocated on a random basis and, in themselves, provide no information about the people to whom they relate.