Subsequent pregnancies

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

Showing emotion

‘You have to compartmentalise’

Support for clinicians

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

Talking to and supporting families

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


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

Post-mortems/further investigations

‘You don’t want to create a false sense of hope’

Partners and extended family

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

Clinical care

‘I would always encourage a normal delivery’

Facilities available to families

‘You don’t want to feel like you’re being hidden away’

First experiences

‘I’d like to look after a woman in labour having a stillbirth’

Insights and advice

‘Look like you’ve actually taken an interest in what's happened before’

Attitudes towards stillbirth

‘Are they struggling emotionally to deal with the pregnancy?’