Breaking the taboo

Many brave parents have spoken out or shared the story of their babies in the media, raising vital awareness. These tragic stories are collected below.

  • Mum shares picture of her with stillborn son after...
    29 April 2016
    Reuben
  • Research Says 6 In 10 Term Stillbirths Could Have...
    27 April 2016
    Jessica
  • Why I Talk About My Stillbirth
    27 April 2016
    Matthew
  • Bristol mother campaigns for more research into stillbirths
    26 April 2016
    Meredith
  • Bereaved father will end a year-long fundraising drive in...
    17 April 2016
    Jude
  • Beauty queen's heartache over stillborn daughter after previously losing...
    16 April 2016
    Ah’rielle
  • Footballer’s fiancée talks of stillbirth pain
    22 February 2016
    Lola Grace
  • Belfast Trust's stillbirth figures don't tell the whole story
    18 February 2016
  • Northampton parents call for change in the law after...
    17 February 2016
    Louie
  • 'We were parents with no baby.' How stillbirth became...
    15 February 2016
    Charlie
  • Could a 50p check up have saved our stillborn...
    11 February 2016
    Aidan, Jessica, Louie.
  • With better care, my baby might be here today
    9 February 2016
    Bear
  • UK has higher stillbirth rate than Poland, Croatia and...
    7 February 2016
    Evie
  • 'I'm grateful I got to hold him'
    4 February 2016
    Willem
  • ‘My sister had to tell Ben that our little...
    31 January 2016
    Willem
  • 'Every single game now I go out to play...
    29 January 2016
    Renee
  • I only had an hour with my stillborn baby
    24 January 2016
    Aidan
  • 'She was tiny, perfect and dead'
    19 January 2016
    Shoshana
  • UK Making 'Slow Progress' On Stillbirth Prevention, And Lack...
    18 January 2016
    Hamish
  • The high number of stillbirths shows we are not...
    20 November 2015
    Thomas
  • I couldn't protect him
    19 November 2015
    Joseph
  • Stillbirth happens a lot, too much'
    13 November 2015
    Dhillon
  • Parents forced to sue hospitals for truth about stillborn...
    8 November 2015
    Clara, Layla
  • Devastated mother reveals heartache of giving birth to her...
    5 November 2015
    Stanley
  • 'Nothing prepares you for the shock of your wife...
    3 November 2015
  • Learning Through Devastation: Surviving the Loss of a Stillborn...
    12 October 2015
    John-Ian
  • Mum Wants Information On 'Biggest Cause Of Stillbirth' To...
    1 October 2015
    Sebastian
  • Devastated families share heartbreaking images of their stillborn babies
    10 September 2015
    Zachary, Harper-Shae, Mia
  • When I Became a Mother
    30 August 2015
    Isabella
  • He confirmed my greatest fear
    28 August 2015
    Astrid
  • 'We dreamed of meeting him'
    27 July 2015
    Willem
  • Lets Get Our Priorities Straight
    21 July 2015
    Beatrice
  • We cherish these pictures of our stillborn son
    18 July 2015
    Grayson
  • The agony of my unborn son's death
    11 July 2015
    Willem
  • Mother Describes Giving Birth To Stillborn Son: 'I Delivered...
    23 June 2015
  • 'When I'm asked how many children I have, I...
    14 March 2015
    Jethro
  • Hull Royal Infirmary staff errors led to stillbirth
    18 February 2015
  • Luton parents seek answers over stillborn baby
    17 February 2015
  • Dispelling the Myths Around Stillbirth
    17 February 2015
    Toby
  • We in the NHS should learn to listen
    15 December 2014
    Hannah Grace
  • 'It was the most unfortunate thing that can ever...
    7 November 2014
  • Stillbirth mother: 'My baby's dead'
    30 September 2014
    Mayan
  • £15 Doppler scans could save 1,900 babies’ lives a...
    29 September 2014
    Joseph
  • Bereaved Rochester couple make stillbirth film
    11 August 2014
    Abigail
  • What I'm really thinking: the mother of a stillborn...
    19 April 2014
  • Parents of stillborn baby girl speak of ordeal after...
    21 March 2014
    Abbie
  • Poor care 'resulted in North Yorkshire baby's death
    21 March 2014
    Abbie
  • 'Our baby should be alive today'
    21 March 2014
    Abbie
  • Call for law change on baby deaths
    16 January 2014
    Bella
  • Grieving mother sues NHS after locum doctor refused to...
    15 January 2014
    Lily-Ella
  • 'Delivering a dead baby was a mixture of sadness,...
    11 December 2013
    Keirnan, Julia
  • Parents of baby 'delivered stillborn after hospital blunder'
    15 October 2013
    Cameron
  • Stillbirth father speaks of 'harrowing' experience
    9 October 2013
  • NOTHING eases the agony of losing two babies in...
    30 June 2013
    Rory, Iris
  • NHS hospital 'misled' parents of stillborn baby over failures...
    2 January 2013
  • Parents of stillborn baby wanted an explanation, but 'went...
    2 January 2013
  • Making sense of a family tragedy
    15 December 2012
    Matthew
  • 'My wife died of a broken heart'
    15 October 2012
    Katy-May
  • Twin baby died after Caesarean section delay, inquest hears
    20 September 2012
    Esme
  • Anguish of couple who lost twins because of medical...
    19 September 2012
    Reuben, Esme
  • Heartbreaking moment a mother cradles stillborn daughter midwives failed...
    21 August 2012
    Anais
  • Stillbirth: a pain left unspoken
    19 August 2012
    Daisy, Alex
  • Stillbirth causes a grief that hurts unlike any other
    11 August 2012
    Daisy
  • Devastated couple blame NHS budget cuts for death of...
    5 July 2012
    Hayden
  • Hospital 'failed her and her stillborn daughter'
    16 March 2012
  • The quiet despair of a child stillborn
    22 January 2012
    Iris
  • Charity's mission to reduce stillbirth numbers in Wales
    11 January 2012
    Holly
  • Sussex baby death failings identified in hospital report
    6 January 2012
    Samuel
  • Compensation paid over stillbirth
    14 November 2011
    Harry
  • My baby was stillborn
    26 August 2011
    Grace
  • 'The grief is all engulfing': Each day in Britain,...
    14 July 2011
    Ethan, Phoebe
  • Pain of parents who'll never know why their babies...
    28 June 2011
    Ottis
  • Baby death at Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital 'followed birth delay'
    23 June 2011
    Tobias
  • County Down mum's stillborn baby heartbreak
    31 May 2011
  • Ombudsman upholds complaints over stillborn baby
    19 May 2011
  • After losing their son due to a series of...
    19 April 2011
    Freddie
  • 'She had a knot in her cord'
    14 April 2011
  • Health service 'ignores stillbirth'
    14 April 2011
    Bear
  • Plea to reduce stillborn births
    11 March 2011
    Ethan
  • Mother's aim to set up stillborn support charity
    8 February 2011
    Finley
  • "I know the pain of having a stillborn son,...
    8 February 2011
  • "The day before Luke was born, doctors had been...
    7 February 2011
    Luke
  • Mother's heartbreak of stillbirth
    30 September 2009
    Matilda
  • Time to do something about it
    26 April 2009
    Sam
  • Compensation over stillbirths
    5 March 2009
  • Trust pays out over twins' deaths
    5 March 2009
  • Stillbirth rate 'still too high'
    4 March 2009
    Hope
  • Many of 2,500 babies stillborn each year could be...
    4 March 2009
    Grace
  • Stillbirth midwife is struck off
    10 March 2008
    Scarlett
  • Stillbirth woman's midwife plea
    26 September 2007
    Thomas
  • The tragic human cost of NHS baby blunders
    23 September 2007
    Thomas
  • 'Grief made worse' by NHS failure
    14 September 2007
    Gracie Ellie
  • The shock of that silence was nearly as bad...
    7 July 2007
    Laura
  • 'I felt utterly devastated'
    24 April 2007
    Rebecca
  • Parents win stillborn twin case
    29 September 2006
    Joshua
  • My baby was stillborn. But was she really too...
    1 January 2006
    Hope
  • The forgotten babies
    5 July 2005
    Ethan
  • Hospital staff panicked, says mother of dead twin babies
    5 October 2004
    Anthony, Jonathan
  • Placenta mislaid after stillbirth
    11 May 2004
    Jessica
  • Hospital blamed over stillborn baby
    5 September 2002