The survey is the first national survey asking bereaved parents about their experiences of maternity bereavement care in Ireland. The survey invited parents who have been bereaved by a second trimester miscarriage, a stillborn infant or early neonatal death of a baby to share their experiences of care.
The survey will gather important information on bereaved parents’ lived experiences of maternity bereavement care from antenatal diagnosis through to hospital admission, labour and birth, postnatal and bereavement care, and investigations and follow-up care. There was also a separate section for a partner or support person to complete as well as some free text boxes for any additional comments.
The survey aims to learn from the experiences of bereaved parents in order to improve the standard and quality of maternity bereavement care in Ireland.
Resources for parents who have been bereaved by pregnancy and infant loss are available at Pregnancy and Infant Loss Ireland.
The results of the survey are now available to view here.