Subsequent pregnancies

‘When’s the right time and not the right time’

Showing emotion

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

Support for clinicians

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

Talking to and supporting families

‘Most of my women are not White British’


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

Post-mortems/further investigations

‘They are working on doing MRIs on babies so they don’t have to cut them’

Partners and extended family

‘Men are not given space to grieve’

Clinical care

‘I would always encourage a normal delivery’

Facilities available to families

‘We don’t have a dedicated bereavement suite’

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

‘How we deal with death it’s all very background related’