Subsequent pregnancies

‘The next pregnancy is fraught with worries and risks and concerns’

Showing emotion

‘Over time it will become easier to cope with emotionally’

Support for clinicians

‘People need support and debriefing’

Talking to and supporting families

‘The hardest part is the first conversation’


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

Post-mortems/further investigations

‘It must be done early because after that a woman closes down’

Partners and extended family

‘It’s awful for fathers’

Clinical care

‘Clinically the tasks can be done with no emotion’

Facilities available to families

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

First experiences

‘I’d like to look after a woman in labour having a stillbirth’

Insights and advice

‘It’s that moment of silence that just hits everybody’

Attitudes towards stillbirth

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