Subsequent pregnancies

‘Some people want lots of scans’

Showing emotion

‘Over time it will become easier to cope with emotionally’

Support for clinicians

‘The support is very informal’

Talking to and supporting families

‘Sometimes I give women hugs’


‘I’d be doing something in Scarlett’s name’

Post-mortems/further investigations

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

Partners and extended family

‘We're there for the whole family’

Clinical care

‘We don’t always get it right’

Facilities available to families

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

First experiences

‘I was still not that proficient in using ultrasound’

Insights and advice

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

Attitudes towards stillbirth

‘Everybody wants to give really good care to these families’