Miscarriage is an event with medical significance and yet all too often it signals the end of medical attention, such that many women who miscarry find themselves without any tools or resources to understand the lived experience.
A loss of pregnancy frequently calls into question how individuals and couples make sense of themselves and the future: it creates an identity that is inherently ambiguous, empty and unresolvable: neither parent nor childless, neither sick nor well. Without clear social scripts, many women and their partners struggle in emotional isolation; silence and dismissal continue to surround a loss that is invisible within popular culture.
Therefore our aim is to better understand the depth and diversity of such experiences and responses through qualitative primary research, to identify and explore opportunities for more holistic and sensitive care that includes adequate informative, emotional and instrumental support.
Whether you are a patient, a researcher or a health professional, find out how you can get involved in this research.