Looking after a woman during what is one of the most devastating events of her life is a huge responsibility. But we can reduce the number of stillbirths
The operation saved a mother’s life. But she will soon wake up from her anaesthetic and learn the heartbreaking news that her baby was stillborn. As the assistant during this operation, I am devastated. It is the first stillbirth I have witnessed as a junior doctor working in obstetrics.
In the sterile, empty corridor of the operating theatres afterwards, I crumble on to the shoulder of a senior clinician and tears punctuated with grief, shock and helplessness flow freely. But the moment is short-lived.
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