Subsequent pregnancies

‘We don’t do anything differently until they hit 12 weeks’

Showing emotion

‘It’s important to weigh your emotional response’

Support for clinicians

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

Talking to and supporting families

‘If I say the wrong thing that could be the thing you hold on to’


‘Once you’ve said it you can’t take it back’

Post-mortems/further investigations

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

Partners and extended family

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

Clinical care

‘Clinically the tasks can be done with no emotion’

Facilities available to families

‘I don't hesitate to give them an extra appointment’

First experiences

‘We all cried in the room’

Insights and advice

‘Sands do bereavement training days for students’

Attitudes towards stillbirth

‘We often times getting it wrong’