Subsequent pregnancies

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

Showing emotion

‘They don’t need me to be dabbing tears away’

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 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

‘Sometimes they feel they’ve failed too’

Clinical care

‘We don’t always get it right’

Facilities available to families

‘A specialist midwife is really important’

First experiences

‘We all cried in the room’

Insights and advice

‘I would like to be more connected with the bereavement team’

Attitudes towards stillbirth

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