As we held our daughter Kallipateira in our arms we made her a promise that we would help to save babies lives and help others in her memory and for her legacy to continue.
The death of our daughter could have been prevented and for parents who have experienced the death of a baby or babies there is always the big question of WHY it happened.
For parents who have experienced this devastation and possibly hope for another pregnancy there can be many doubts and fears that this could happen again and it is so important they get the specialist care they deserve and need.
After the stillbirth of Kallipateira and miscarriage at 9 weeks to have any hope of having a brother or sister for Kallipateira that we would actually take home with us there was only one man who could help us achieve this end goal . This man is Professor Alexander Heazell and for us there is no other person on this planet who has as much love , care , dedication and passion for the work he does along with his team at the Tommy’s Rainbow Clinic in Manchester and research centre.
Because of the pioneering research of Professor Heazell and his team at Manchester on May 23rd 2020 at Manchester St Marys we gave birth to our rainbow baby son , Apollon Alexandros Moorhouse. Apollon in Greek meaning the God of Rhodes, the rainbow, light , medicine and music. We gave Apollon his middle name of Alexandros in honour of Professor Heazell – which in Greek means protector of men .
Research and putting this into practice is the key to saving babies lives and as a gift from kallipateira and Apollon, The Kallipateira Moorhouse Foundation has agreed to work alongside Professor Heazell and his colleagues and as a charity we will fully support them as our main beneficiary.
Professor Alexander Heazell who is a Professor of Obstetrics and Director of the Tommy’s Research Centre, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre says
“It is a huge privilege to care for parents in the Rainbow Clinic, and I have met some amazing families in doing so. I’m thrilled that Ben and Gaynor have decided to use funds from the Kallipateira Moorhouse Foundation to support the research and specialist care at the Tommy’s Stillbirth Research Centre at the University of Manchester. This support will enable us to continue to research how best to care for mothers in pregnancies after stillbirth and to understand the reasons why babies are stillborn. I’m looking forward to working with the Kallipateira Moorhouse Foundation to raise awareness of and funds for our research in her memory. “
Through your generosity and support you will be helping to save babies lives and this is why we need everyone’s support to please raise as much money as possible. Please see our How to Donate page below for details on how you can support us.
Research Opportunity – Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre – Manchester
Please see the below details from MFH Research for this wonderful opportunity
The Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre, at the University of Manchester, is one of four Tommy’s Research Centres in the UK.
We are based at St Mary’s Hospital.
Our research: • Provides a better understanding of fertility, infertility, and the start of a healthy pregnancy • Investigates why complications happen during pregnancy • Develops new ways of diagnosing and treating pregnancy issues • Supports improvements in antenatal care to support the health of mothers and their babies • Aims to reduce the number of pregnancies that end in loss during pregnancy or shortly after birth
We are always looking for patients, and members of the public, to get involved with our research.
If either you, or your partner, have experienced the following, then we would love to hear from you: • A healthy pregnancy • A complicated pregnancy and/or placental problems during pregnancy • A pregnancy following assisted reproductive technology, such as IVF • Pregnancy loss; miscarriage, second trimester loss, stillbirth and/or neonatal death
Please email: MFHRC@manchester.ac.uk to find out more.