Amma, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist

Amma is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist. She qualified in 1986 and her professional area of interest is maternal medical complications in pregnancy. Based in London, she has two children.

‘Stillbirth has always unfortunately been part of obstetrics’

Jane, bereavement midwife

Jane has been a midwife for 17 years. For the last 14 years she has worked as a specialist bereavement midwife in an inner city, London hospital. She has two children.

‘I learnt everything I know from the parents’

Katy, community midwife

Katy has been a midwife in the North of England for 10 years. For the last seven years she has worked as a community midwife in a diverse, multicultural, urban community. At the time of interview she was 27 weeks pregnant with her first child.

‘Limit yourself to saying I'm sorry for your loss’

Eileen, junior registrar

Eileen is a junior registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology. She’d been a junior registrar for about 18 months at the time of interview. Her training has included placements in a number of busy inner city, London hospitals.

‘How we feel about stillbirth is not really discussed’

Ruth, student midwife

Ruth is a student midwife studying in London. At the time of interview she was in her second year.  In 2011 her first child Scarlett was stillborn at 32 weeks. She has two living children.

‘Nobody knows your baby better than you do’