A group of parents whose babies have died either before, during or shortly after birth has come together to refurbish a very special room at Southmead Hospital’s maternity unit.

The Maple Suite is the one place expectant mothers never want to see – but those who do say it is vital to give parents space and precious time with their babies. So valuable and cherished is the suite that a group of mums who have all experienced the pain and grief of stillbirth or neonatal death came together to give it a makeover, after hospital bosses admitted it was ‘a little tired’.  Continue reading