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The Stillbirth Pathway recognises that bereavement care is a continuing process and is provided by everyone who comes in contact with women, partners and families who are experiencing a loss.

The pathway provides dedicated, evidence based guidance covering

  • If a baby may die before birth
  • When a fetal heartbeat is not heard
  • Before induction or onset of labour
  • Labour and birth
  • Memory making
  • After the death
  • Before discharge
  • Support in the community
  • Next pregnancies
  • Staff care
  • Outcome measures
  • Useful contacts
  • Training and support resources


Further information

Download the Stillbirth Pathway

Go to Training and support

Go to NBCP templates

Contact us

Please note the NBCP Scotland Pathways are being piloted with Early Adopter NHS Boards and the pathways will continue to develop in the light of Early Adopters’ experiences. Find out about Early Adopters

Beareavement Care Standards

Find out the standards NHS Boards need to meet to be considered to be providing good bereavement care.


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