As work on the project progresses, you will be able to access our research outputs from this page. These will include journal articles and conference presentations.
Outcomes thus far:
- Article in the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly (2019) ‘Reproductive loss and disposal of pregnancy remains.’ L. Austin and S. McGuinness. Read online.
- Article for the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) (2019) ‘Supporting funerals following miscarriage or stillbirth.’ Read online.
- Article for Frontiers in Communication (2019), ‘What can metaphor tell us about experiences of pregnancy loss and how are these experiences reflected in midwife practice?.’ Read online.
- Article for Women’s Studies International Forum, Vol 74, May-June (2019) ‘The Presence of Absence: Tensions and Frictions of Pregnancy Losses – an introduction.’ Read online.
- Report to the Human Tissue Authority on disposal of pregnancy remains (less than 24 weeks’ gestational stage) (Spring 2017) Executive summary and full download
- Policy briefing document: Pregnancy loss: consistent bereavement care pathways needed (October 2017) Download
- Project conference held at the University of Birmingham (February 2018)
- Article for The Birmingham Brief, summarising findings from our linguistic analysis (June 2018) Read online Download PDF
- Report prepared for the Department of Health and Social Care Pregnancy Loss Review (August 2018) Download
- Article for The Conversation: Pregnancy loss: how to find the right words to talk about it (August 2018) Read online
- Presentation to Human Tissue Authority regarding key project findings and recommendations regarding guidance and standardised approaches (January 2019) Download presentation
Our planned outcomes include:
- Reports informing revisions to HTA Guidelines
- Reports to our key partners to inform training of support workers (see the ‘Useful Resources and Project Partners’ page for more information on our partners).
- 7 or more peer-reviewed academic journal articles
- A special issue of a peer-reviewed academic journal
Death before Birth in the Media
The Independent (2018) ‘What to say to someone who’s had a miscarriage’, 20 August. Available at: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/how-support-miscarriage-stillborn-grief-parents-families-women-a8499161.html
BBC (2017) ‘Care after miscarriage “not consistent enough”, 10 October. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41552976
Fowler, C. (2017) ‘Miscarriage is a devastating bereavement – women like me deserve closure’, The Telegraph, 11 October. Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/family/miscarriage-devastating-bereavement-women-like-deserve-closure/
Health Business (2017) ‘Post-miscarriage care lacks consistency’, 10 October. Available at: http://www.healthbusinessuk.net/news/10102017/post-miscarriage-care-lacks-consistency
Medical XPress (2017) ‘Care after miscarriage needs standardised approach, report reveals’, 10 October. Available at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-10-miscarriage-standardised-approach-reveals.html
MedPage Today (2017), ‘All options after miscarriage should be offered (BBC News)’, 10 October. Available at: https://www.medpagetoday.com/OBGYN/Pregnancy/68451
Moss, R. (2017) ‘Women are receiving inconsistent advice and support after miscarriage’, Huffington Post UK, 10 October. Available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/women-are-receiving-inconsistent-advice-and-support-after-miscarriage_uk_59dca1cfe4b0b34afa5bf527