Who made this losing a baby at 20–24 weeks of pregnancy resource?

Dr Lucy Smith

Lucy Is a health services researcher specialising in baby loss. Along with Lisa she conducted the interviews and did the data analysis. She works in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester. Lucy’s main research interests focus on improving the outcomes for pregnant women, parents and babies and strategies to reduce inequalities in health.

Dr Lisa Hinton

Lisa is a medical sociologist. Along with Lucy she conducted the interviews with parents and did the data analysis. She is based at the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG) in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford University. Her research interests include women’s health – in particular infertility, pregnancy and childbirth – intensive care medicine and the use of the Internet as a resource for health information and support.

We would like to thank all the parents who so kindly and generously shared their stories with us.
We are grateful to all those people who gave us advice, help and guidance through the project. A special thanks to help from Sophie Almond at the University of Leicester who was the project administrator and Ruth Sanders from Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford University.

Thanks to the following members of the advisory panel:

Natalie Armstrong
Professor of Healthcare Improvement Research, University of Leicester
Ruth Bender Attik
Charity representative, The Miscarriage Association
Julia Clark
Midwife, University of Leicester
Jonathan Cusack
Consultant neonatologist, University Hospitals of Leicester
Joanne Dickens
Bereavement midwife, University Hospitals of Leicester
Elizabeth Draper
Professor of Perinatal Epidemiology, University of Leicester
Parent advisory group member
Parent advisory group member
Parent advisory group member
David Field
Professor of Neonatal Medicine, University of Leicester
Jane Fisher
Charity representative, Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)
Parent advisory group member
Parent advisory group member
Alex Heazell
Professor of Obstetrics, University of Manchester
Ross Jones
Charity representative, Sands
Penelope McParland
Consultant obstetrician, University Hospitals of Leicester
Laura Price
Charity representative, Sands
Parent advisory group member
Parent advisory group member

Thanks also to the following organisations and groups:
The Miscarriage Association
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity
ARC, Antenatal Research and Choices

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This is a summary of independent research funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Career Development Fellowship award to Lucy Smith (Reference NIHR CDF-2013-06-018 Smith). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily