Subsequent pregnancies

‘Studies are based on averages and people are not averages’

Showing emotion

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

Support for clinicians

‘People need support and debriefing’

Talking to and supporting families

‘Occasionally the grandparents want something but the parents don’t’


‘We visited a crematorium’

Post-mortems/further investigations

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

Partners and extended family

‘It’s awful for fathers’

Clinical care

‘Clinically the tasks can be done with no emotion’

Facilities available to families

‘We cut a little locket of their hair’

First experiences

‘We all cried in the room’

Insights and advice

‘Imagine this is every birthday party you would ever have done’

Attitudes towards stillbirth

‘It’s a bit like a dirty secret people don’t want to acknowledge’