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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. The Group meets monthly and is led by Professor Keelin O’Donoghue Senior Lecturer and Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist. The research group includes obstetricians, midwives, nurses, social workers, social scientists, epidemiologists, service users, perinatal pathologists, chaplains, educators, researchers, PhD, postgraduate and undergraduate students.


At the Pregnancy Loss Research Group, we lead national research to better understand pregnancy loss experiences and impacts, and the development of resources and evidence-based advice and interventions, to improve health care (quality) and health and social outcomes for women, babies and their families. 

Members of the Group have presented widely at both national and international conferences and have published in many journals. See links to the following on our website:

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.

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