Coronation Street's stillbirth storyline has inspired parents who have also lost children to speak about their experiences.  Experts recommend encouraging those who have experienced the loss of a child to speak about their loss and for friends to offer support.

"If you've got a friend going through this right now, my advice would be to go round, give them a hug, cry with them, help them talk about their baby and give them permission to grieve," says Erica Stewart of stillbirth and neo-natal death charity Sands.

"Help them with any practical things - like cooking meals, taking the dog for a walk or taking other children to school - just be there for them and let them know you're there." Continue reading