Subsequent pregnancies

‘I like my ladies to wait’

Showing emotion

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

Support for clinicians

‘We do talk about it’

Talking to and supporting families

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


‘Medicine’s very much a kind of an apprenticeship’

Post-mortems/further investigations

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

Partners and extended family

‘It’s awful for fathers’

Clinical care

‘Clinically the tasks can be done with no emotion’

Facilities available to families

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

First experiences

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

Insights and advice

‘It's an important step in the grief process’

Attitudes towards stillbirth

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