Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Study on Miscarriage

A few days ago, Efrat Eichenbaum, a doctoral student at Drexel University, contacted me about a study she is conducting on miscarriage and infant loss. I contacted her advisor and made sure this was legitimate and went through the survey myself. I know many of you would like to see others understand better how devastating miscarriage is, so if you would like to participate, here is the information:

If you have experienced a pregnancy loss (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 is confidential and secure- your identity and medical information will be not be shared with anyone outside the research team at Drexel University. Your answers will not be linked to your name or identity. 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 if you are interested in volunteering for the study. Thank you- we are looking forward to hearing from you soon.