The pregnancy

‘It was very textbook’

Realising something was wrong

‘My waters broke and they were coloured’

Being told your baby has died

‘I just cuddled her’

The time before giving birth

‘I think it matures you a bit’

The birth

‘My mum was there which was very helpful ’

Spending time with your baby

‘I give her a little kiss on her head’

Being back at home

‘I had to face everything, pack everything away’

Deciding about a postmortem

‘We need to find out the reason’

The funeral

‘I didn’t want anyone else touching him bar me’

Relating to family and friends

‘They'd all been part of the whole journey.

Grieving

‘It was great for me to be around something new – and not be around children’

Remembering your baby

‘She will a hundred percent know about him’

Pregnancy after loss

‘I can't imagine telling anyone now’

Insights and advice

‘Just acknowledging that it can happen’