Subsequent pregnancies

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

Showing emotion

‘Some families touch you more than others’

Support for clinicians

‘Reflection is very helpful’

Talking to and supporting families

‘Most of my women are not White British’


‘Sometimes you see and you learn what not to do’

Post-mortems/further investigations

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

Partners and extended family

‘I make sure they know the support is for the family’

Clinical care

‘We need to listen to women more’

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

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

Attitudes towards stillbirth

‘You worry about scaring people by talking about it’