Subsequent pregnancies

‘When’s the right time and not the right time’

Showing emotion

‘You have to compartmentalise’

Support for clinicians

‘People need support and debriefing’

Talking to and supporting families

‘Most of my women are not White British’


‘Learning on the job is the best way’

Post-mortems/further investigations

‘We are happy with whatever level of investigation a parent wants’

Partners and extended family

‘I make sure they know the support is for the family’

Clinical care

‘I would always encourage a normal delivery’

Facilities available to families

‘A specialist midwife is really important’

First experiences

‘I was still not that proficient in using ultrasound’

Insights and advice

‘There’s no one’s fault involved’

Attitudes towards stillbirth

‘It’s a bit like a dirty secret people don’t want to acknowledge’