Research dissemination and outreach

Oireachtas Briefing | Pregnancy Loss Matters: Evidence & impact to inform policy & practice

19 Oct 2022

In October 2022, Professor Keelin O’Donoghue and Ms Riona Cotter of the Pregnancy Loss Research Group, and Ms Mairie Cregan, Chair and Co-Founder of Féileacáin delivered a joint presentation to the Oireachtas, titled ‘Pregnancy loss matters: Evidence & impact to inform policy & practice’.

Topics addressed included:

  • Overview of pregnancy and infant loss in Ireland - numbers, comparisons
  • Impact of pregnancy and infant loss – parents, hospitals, society
  • National Bereavement Standards and current services – changes and demands
  • Understanding the role of policies – investigation, definitions, leave, supports
  • Strategies for reduction of perinatal mortality rates in Ireland - improving awareness
  • Opportunities for improvement and working together – proposals.

Pregnancy Loss Research Group

Pregnancy Loss Research Group, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University College Cork, Fifth Floor, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork, T12 YE02, Ireland,