Whether this is your first time giving birth, or your first time giving birth to a child who has died, you are likely to be terrified and unsure of what to expect when you delivery your baby. We at LOLA understand that fear and want to de-mystify the birth process for mums who are delivering their stillborn baby, and partners who are supporting them.
This section has been prepared with the help of specialist midwives and is designed to make you a little more familiar with the birth process, and how to deal with the physical and emotional effects of giving birth, afterwards.
What to take with you to the hospital
Things to take for You
Jan Auffret, specialist bereavement midwife, offers some suggestions for things that might be useful for mums to take with them when they deliver their baby.
Things to take for your Baby
Jan offers help with things you might want to take for your baby.
Things for your partner to take
Jan discusses partners and dads’ and their needs at the hospital.
Other things to consider taking
Jan talks about the importance of creating memories of your baby and how you can do that after your baby is stillborn.