Pregnancy or Early Infant Loss Counseling Research Project in Michigan
Have you recently lost a pregnancy through miscarriage or stillbirth or experienced the early death of an infant? You are not alone. Losing a pregnancy or young infant can be painful and many women find themselves feeling down or blue after this happens.
For women who are feeling down after a loss of a pregnancy or young infant, we are offering no-cost groups through our research study; these groups are run by experienced counselors. Participants may receive support and counseling through our research study at no cost and may be compensated up to $180.
If you are a woman between the ages of 18 – 50 years old and have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or young infant within the past 18 months, please email HeAL@msu.edu to find out if we can help and we'll get in touch with you.
This National Institute of Child Health & Human Development funded study is being conducted by Dr. Jennifer Johnson from Michigan State University in collaboration with Dr. Kent Key, Ann Back-Price, MSN, and Dr. Caron Zlotnick.
Who can participate?
Women between the ages of 18 – 50 years old who are feeling down after experiencing a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of a young infant in the past 18 months and who can attend weekly counseling groups via Zoom video calls, or, eventually in person.
What is involved?
Our project involves small, supportive groups run by experienced therapists once a week for 12 weeks and two individual sessions. There will also be research interviews that are flexible in scheduling.
How are participating families compensated?
If our project is a good fit for you, we will compensate you up to $180 for your time on the three research interviews.
Who is conducting the project?
Our researchers are highly trained staff at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Women and Infants Hospital, Providence RI. We are funded by the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.
Where does the program take place?
For now, everything in our project will take place over the phone or by Zoom video call until the risk of COVID has decreased. Groups may eventually meet in the community.