Lived Experiences of Miscarriage

We aim to better understand the psychosocial effects of miscarriages, and to harness this understanding to enable early pregnancy doctors, midwives and nurses to improve miscarriage care and support.

In November 2017 the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology particularly observed that there is a need for studies of the emotional impact of recurrent pregnancy loss on men. Therefore we would like to talk to men who have recently lived through two or more pregnancies that both ended spontaneously before 16 completed weeks of gestation. We hope to learn from their stories and understand whether and how men who experience multiple miscarriages could be better supported. The results of our research will inform the ongoing efforts of clinical teams and charities to help any individuals and families who find themselves affected by multiple miscarriages.

If you are a man aged 18 years or over who has lived through two or more clinically confirmed pregnancies that both ended in miscarriage before 16 completed weeks of gestation, with the most recent loss no more than 12 months ago, then you could be eligible to contribute to our study.

We are looking for individuals without any infertility diagnosis, able to hold a conversation in English and willing to participate in audio-recorded telephone interview.

If you believe you could be eligible then we would like to hear from you. Please contact our researcher Helen Williams (details below) to see how you could be involved. More information about participation in the project is also available from an information leaflet designed to help you decide whether or not to contribute.

Thank you.

Helen Williams

Doctoral Researcher

Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research

Email: hmw471@student.bham.ac.uk

OR complete our online contact form here.