Subsequent pregnancies

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

Showing emotion

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

Support for clinicians

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

Talking to and supporting families

‘In a room with a woman in labour you can run out of things to say’


‘Learning on the job is the best way’

Post-mortems/further investigations

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

Partners and extended family

‘I do think we tend to forget the dads’

Clinical care

‘Clinically the tasks can be done with no emotion’

Facilities available to families

‘We don’t have a dedicated bereavement suite’

First experiences

‘I didn’t get a chance to process my feelings until I was off call’

Insights and advice

‘There’s no one’s fault involved’

Attitudes towards stillbirth

‘You couldn’t do the job if you didn’t care’