Friday, April 24, 2009


I received an email this morning from Lisa Rosenzweig, a Columbia University doctoral student in Counseling Psychology. She is researching the miscarriage experience. Have you had a miscarriage in the past six months? You may want to consider participating in her survey. If you have questions (like for instance, why limit to just the last six months?) you can email her directly.

Here's her text:

Research Opportunity

Everyone has a unique experience with miscarriage and many find help and support through websites like this one. Unfortunately, little is known about women's experiences of support and how this may affect responses to miscarriage, and so I invite you to participate in my dissertation research study examining women’s experiences following a miscarriage. Although there is no direct benefit to you, survey results may help healthcare providers better understand and meet the needs of women following miscarriage. This online survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes and is open to women who have miscarried a wanted pregnancy in the previous 6 months who are 18 years of age or older, living in the United States, and involved in a relationship with a significant other. Participants are eligible for a raffle for a $50 American Express gift certificate. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Lisa Rosenzweig
Teachers College

1 comment:

Lisa Rosenzweig said...

I'd be happy to answer any questions about my survey and can be contacted at As for the 6-month limit for participants, I imagine many might wonder if I believe that grief ends or should end at any particular point. To the contrary, I believe that many women still feel many of the same feelings long after their miscarriages, but for my study, I'm looking at recent miscarriages because I believe that's the time period when support people can do the most good (or harm) in helping women through the experience. I think blogs like this one, the forums I've seen online, the support groups and organizations all go a long way to help women and families cope and feel less alone, and I'm hoping that my results can help healthcare providers be more sensitive to the needs of grieving families.