Pregnancy and infant loss happens more often than most people care to talk about. Recent data indicates that one in four pregnancies end in loss. At my place of employment, which is quite small, there are at least five women who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth, and/or neonatal loss. Still, no one talks about it and no one knows how to cope with those of us who are trying to cope.
If you’ve suffered pregnancy or neonatal loss, I’d like to present you with an opportunity to be heard. I was recently contacted by a graduate student at Drexel University who is studying how women deal with such tragic loss. Below is more information on her study and how you can become involved. Please take a moment to make sure you meet the parameters of the study. If you do, send an email to the address provided and more information, along with a link to the survey will be sent to you.
Thank you so much for your time.
If you lost a pregnancy (to stillbirth or miscarriage) in the past 6 months to 4 years, we want to hear YOUR story. Drexel University is conducting a research study to learn how women healed and moved on from the grief of their loss. You are eligible if you:
1. Are between the ages of 19 and 50
2. Live in the United States
3. Identify as either White/Caucasian or Black/African American
4. Experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth any time between October, 2007, and April, 2011.
The study takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete, and can be done online or over the phone (you can choose how you want to participate). As a “thank you,” we are offering a choice of a small “care package” (of lotion, chocolate, and tea), or a Dunkin Donuts gift card (both are worth approximately $5) to women who participate.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering for the study. Thank you- we are looking forward to hearing from you soon.