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Pregnancy Loss Research Group

Our Group

The Pregnancy Loss Research Group formally came together in the Cork University Maternity Hospital in 2012. This group meets monthly and is led by Dr. Keelin O’Donoghue Senior Lecturer and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. The research group includes obstetricians, midwives, nurses, social workers, social scientists, epidemiologists, service users, perinatal pathologists, chaplains, educators, researchers, PhD, postgraduate and undergraduate students.


The group studies the lived experiences of men and women who have experienced all aspects of pregnancy loss including miscarriage. The aim main is to advance the services offered to these parents by improving the understanding and awareness of the consequences of pregnancy loss amongst healthcare professionals and among the general population. The Pregnancy Loss Research Group have presented widely at both national and international conferences and have published in many journals.

INFANT Research Centre

The Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research (INFANT) at University College Cork is Ireland's first translational research centre focused entirely on pregnancy, birth and early childhood. Co-located at UCC, CUH and CUMH, INFANT has a local impact with a global reach. The centre is answering the international need for research and innovation to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies.

Research Publications

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