Subsequent pregnancies

‘I like my ladies to wait’

Showing emotion

‘It’s important to weigh your emotional response’

Support for clinicians

‘If we care for our staff they will give compassionate care’

Talking to and supporting families

‘It’s such a deep grief’


‘I can remember being taught almost nothing about stillbirth’

Post-mortems/further investigations

‘They are working on doing MRIs on babies so they don’t have to cut them’

Partners and extended family

‘We're there for the whole family’

Clinical care

‘We don’t always get it right’

Facilities available to families

‘You don’t want to feel like you’re being hidden away’

First experiences

‘We all cried in the room’

Insights and advice

‘Maybe we need to be educating GPs to give this message’

Attitudes towards stillbirth

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