Subsequent pregnancies

‘You know that will be a long nine months’

Showing emotion

‘You have to compartmentalise’

Support for clinicians

‘There still probably isn’t as much holistic care for our self’

Talking to and supporting families

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


‘Learning on the job is the best way’

Post-mortems/further investigations

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

Partners and extended family

‘Sometimes they feel they’ve failed too’

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 was still not that proficient in using ultrasound’

Insights and advice

‘There’s no one’s fault involved’

Attitudes towards stillbirth

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