Focus group – stillbirth

Participants sought for research project

Could you spare 2 hours of your time on Friday the 9th of March 2018 for
a small group discussion in central Birmingham?

If you have had a stillborn baby, would you be willing to share your opinions of the care you have received in a small group discussion? If so, you could help us with our research project which is based at the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol.

We are looking for participants over 18 years of age, living in or near Birmingham, who have experienced stillbirth between 1st October 1992 and 1st of February 2017.

Topics we will explore in the group will include:

– any legal obstacles you faced;

– options offered for cremation or burial;

– medical leave and workplace practices;

– certification.


Our research project is funded by the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) and its full title is: ‘Death Before Birth: Understanding, informing and supporting the choices made by people who have experienced miscarriage, termination, and stillbirth.’ Our project partners include: SANDS, Miscarriage Association, ARC and the Human Tissue Authority.

This focus group will take place from 12:30 till 2 pm on Friday the 9th of March 2018 in central Birmingham (near Birmingham New Street station).  Light refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to ask questions about taking part in the research, please contact Dr Karolina Kuberska ( We can refund travel costs up to £20 pp (receipts will be required). If you have mobility/travel needs please discuss this with us since we may be able to help with any additional travel costs entailed.

Refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to read a little more about the project, please visit our website