Losing a baby at 20-24 weeks of pregnancy


This module was produced by Dr Lucy Smith in collaboration with Dr Lisa Hinton.


We would like to thank all the parents who so kindly and generously shared their stories with us.
We are grateful to all those people who gave us advice, help and guidance through the project. A special thanks to help from Sophie Almond at the University of Leicester who was the project administrator and Ruth Sanders from Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford University. 

Thanks to the following members of the advisory panel:

Natalie Armstrong
Professor of Healthcare Improvement Research, University of Leicester
Ruth Bender Attik
Charity representative, The Miscarriage Association
Julia Clark
Midwife, University of Leicester 
Jonathan Cusack
Consultant neonatologist, University Hospitals of Leicester
Joanne Dickens
Bereavement midwife, University Hospitals of Leicester
Elizabeth Draper
Professor of Perinatal Epidemiology, University of Leicester
Parent advisory group member
Parent advisory group member
Parent advisory group member
David Field
Professor of Neonatal Medicine, University of Leicester
Jane Fisher
Charity representative, Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)
Parent advisory group member
Parent advisory group member
Alex Heazell
Professor of Obstetrics, University of Manchester
Ross Jones
Charity representative, Sands
Penelope McParland
Consultant obstetrician, University Hospitals of Leicester 
Laura Price
Charity representative, Sands
Parent advisory group member
Parent advisory group member

Thanks also to the following organisations and groups:
The Miscarriage Association
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity
ARC, Antenatal Research and Choices

Supported by:

This is a summary of independent research funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Career Development Fellowship award to Lucy Smith (Reference NIHR CDF-2013-06-018 Smith). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.


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