Fans are praising the latest installment of Offspring for its heart-wrenching yet sensitive portrayal of stillbirth.
The episode featured first-time mum-to-be Shanti (Caroline Brazier), who realised she could no longer feel her baby move.
Doctor Nina Proudmand (Asher Keddie) broke the devastating news to Shanti that her baby’s heartbeat had stopped and the mother would need to deliver the little girl stillborn.
Particularly in its early seasons, Offspring captured the magic of what it's like to bring new life into the world, and the utter heartbreak of when things go wrong.
After Shanti delivered her stillborn baby girl, she clutched the infant to her chest.
“I heard about a mother who put her on her skin and she woke up,” she said through tears.
“She’s perfect. I don’t want to let her go, I don’t want to let her go.”
The scene resonated with fans on Twitter, with many hailing the episode as the most touching of the season.
The episode inspired some Twitter users to recount their own devastating personal experiences.
Others praised the show for concluding with the contact details of SANDS Australia, which offers support for those impacted by infant death.
You can contact SANDS at any time on 1300 072 637 or visit http://www.sands.org.au/.