A MOTHER has spoken of her "heart-breaking" at her daughter being stillborn.

Maria Grennan 37, of Waveney Road, Droitwich and her husband Stuart 36, are now fundraising to open a second maternity bereavement suite at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, after their daughter Maggie's stillbirth.

Maggie was born at 41 weeks just two weeks ago, after Mrs Grennan could not feel any movement and the couple have yet to find out what may have caused the stillbirth.

She said: "It was just heart-breaking. It was just such a horrible shock as there is no way we could have prepared for it.

"I could not feel any movement in Maggie, so we went to the hospital on Saturday (December 3) where we found out.

"Words cannot describe the emptiness and pain and love we feel, but we are so proud of our little Maggie and we hope to turn our tragedy into something positive and give something back in her memory.

"Our little angel Maggie was just perfect which makes it so much harder to understand why this happened.

"We have never known love like it, we will never forget her.

"We are so determined to make her short life a positive one and the only thing that is keeping us going is our determination towards Maggie's Legacy."

After the stillbirth the couple, who are hoping to raise £10,000 for a new suite, were cared for at the Fay Turner Maternity Bereavement Suite at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Mrs Grennan added: "During the toughest time of our lives we were put in the care of Worcestershire Maternity Bereavement Suite.

"Here we had complete privacy and treated with the upmost respect and compassion by everyone who entered the room. We had a private garden and no limitations on visitors or time restrictions.

"Here we were able to spend so many precious moments with our beautiful daughter, bathe her, dress her, sleep with her next to us and enable family and friends to meet her.

"Without this suite we are certain we would not be as strong as we are now and sadly we are not alone, so much so that a second suite is needed. "During labour we had to move to a delivery suite and had the trauma of listening to another baby being born next door, the most beautiful sound but equally haunting during our experience.

"There is an opportunity to sound proof two delivery suites in the future and if we can prevent another couple hearing this during their own tragic time then we want to help.

"The bereavement midwife officer and all the midwives have been an amazing support and are continuing to support us during this difficult time."

To help with the fundraising, The Maggie Legacy will organise events in the new year to help the fundraising, including a festival and a barn dance.

To donate, justgiving.com/crowdfunding/maggieslegacy