‘We are happy to be supporting Stillbirth Stories as a platform sharing personal experiences of loss, with perspectives from parents and clinicians, and hope this project will lead to increased understanding of stillbirth and contribute to improvements in bereavement care.’

Tom Ziessen, Engaging Science Manager at Wellcome

Stillbirth Stories offers us an unedited window onto a very private and heart-breaking experience. It is a resource which has the potential to influence the wider world in recognising that this is an urgent health priority which devastates families and concerns us all.’

Dr Clea Harmer, Chief Executive, Sands

‘Stillbirth remains a taboo subject despite its frequency. This silence leads to the perception that it is ‘not a problem’, which prevents investment in the research and development needed to understand the causes of and consequent prevention of these deaths.’

Professor Alex Heazell, Clinical Director, Tommy’s Stillbirth Research Centre, Manchester

‘Shining a light on first-hand experience of stillbirth is an invaluable part of the supportive and preventative landscape that needs to be developed around it. By sharing the experiences of parents and health professionals Stillbirth Stories does this admirably.’

Deirdre de Barra, Senior Marketing Manager, Tommy’s

‘We welcome this important initiative that shares the experiences of parents and health professionals to help raise awareness of stillbirth. It will also help to improve professional learning, support and dialogue in bereavement care.’

Mr Edward Morris, Vice President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

‘The impact of stillbirth is life changing and lifelong for families and professionals. This project will raise awareness of some of the issues and help us to recognise how pregnancy loss remains a vital part of everyone’s lives.’

Gail Johnson, Professional Advisor for Education, Royal College of Midwives

In November 2015, the government launched an initiative to halve the UK’s stillbirth rate by 2030 and to learn from every stillbirth. We are pleased to announce that NHS England will be linking to the Stillbirth Stories website from their clinician-facing, online Stillbirth Information Hub and that the testimonies included in the archive will contribute to this learning.

Stillbirth Stories also has support from Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity), Tommy’s, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives.