I just wanted to touch on what you do as nurses when a pt delivers a stillborn, or is in labor with one.
My very first doula delivery was a stillborn, last November, 3 weeks after my healthy son was born. It was tough. Things progressed normally until 39W6D when she went in for a NST and no HB. She was induced (wanted a repeat CS) and took her almost 24hrs to deliver.
First, they were great to move the pt right to the end of the hallway, so she didn't hear babies or see mom's walking around in labor. They gave her an epi right away, and the nurse was super attentive. The nurse she had, was a nurse who had a stillborn baby herself many years ago, so she too knew the pain. I thought it was amazing that she got that 1 on 1, and with someone who 'knew' what was going on. When the baby was born, we got to take photos, they took locks of hair and footprints. They put him in a special gown and blanket that the pt got to keep. Polaroids were also taken, and I took a whole roll for the Mom myself. Both the nurse, OB and I ended up in tears and all holding hands while Mom and Dad bonded with him for a while. It was emotional.
The nurse, even showed up to the funeral for the baby, which was on her day off, and to this day, the Mom tells me they keep in touch via phone. That is amazing nursing.