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

‘It's not a judgemental environment’

Talking to and supporting families

‘It’s hard to know what the right thing to do is’


‘In the first year we had a 3 hour session’

Post-mortems/further investigations

‘They need to explicitly know what we’re doing’

Partners and extended family

‘Men are not given space to grieve’

Clinical care

‘We don’t always get it right’

Facilities available to families

‘We cut a little locket of their hair’

First experiences

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

Insights and advice

‘I learn from every patient’

Attitudes towards stillbirth

‘You worry about scaring people by talking about it’