Subsequent pregnancies

‘I always ask if they've named the baby’

Showing emotion

‘Some families touch you more than others’

Support for clinicians

‘lt’s really helpful to talk to other students’

Talking to and supporting families

‘Sometimes I give women hugs’


‘I don’t think we were taught to manage women who suffered it’

Post-mortems/further investigations

‘You don’t want to create a false sense of hope’

Partners and extended family

‘We're there for the whole family’

Clinical care

‘We don’t always get it right’

Facilities available to families

‘We cut a little locket of their hair’

First experiences

‘We all cried in the room’

Insights and advice

‘Silence can isolate the woman’

Attitudes towards stillbirth

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