The Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence is coordinating a global research study in partnership with the International Stillbirth Alliance and the Burnet Institute to understand the challenges and concerns of parents who are pregnant or have recently given birth during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, with a particular focus on the experiences of parents who have experienced a stillbirth or death of a newborn during this time.
This study seeks to find out more about these experiences to help improve future care for families around the world. The global research study involves participants from Australia, Italy, Spain, UK, Canada, USA and many others.
Mothers and fathers who are currently pregnant or have given birth since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak – from 30 January 2020 – are invited to participate. We also wish to invite parents who have experienced the death of their baby during this time. Both mothers and fathers/partners are welcome to participate.
Your responses will help to identify where maternity care and bereavement care can be improved for parents during the current COVID-19 outbreak. It will also be useful to help in planning better responses if such outbreaks happen again in the future.