Pregnancy or Early Infant Loss Counseling Research Study in Providence, Rhode Island
Have you recently lost a pregnancy through miscarriage or stillbirth or experienced the early death of an infant? You are not alone. Losing a pregnancy or young infant can be painful and many women find themselves feeling down or blue after this occurs.
For women who are feeling down after a loss of a pregnancy or young infant, we are offering no cost groups through our research study; these groups are run by experienced counselors. Participants may receive support and counseling through our research study at no cost and may be compensated up to $180.
If you are a woman between the ages of 18 – 50 years old and have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or young infant within the past 18 months, please call (401) 444-1937 or email Jen_Kao@brown.edu to find out if we can help, or fill out an interest form and we'll get in touch with you.
This National Institute of Mental Health funded study is being conducted by Dr. Jennifer Johnson from Brown University in collaboration with Ann Back-Price, MSN and Dr. Caron Zlotnick from Women and Infants Hospital, Providence Rhode Island.
Who can participate?
Women between the ages of 18 – 50 years old who are feeling down after experiencing a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of a young infant in the past 18 months and who can attend weekly counseling groups in Providence, RI.
What is involved?
Our study involves small, supportive groups run by experienced therapists once a week for 12 weeks and 2 individual sessions. There will also be research interviews that are flexible in scheduling.
How are participating families compensated?
If our study is a good fit for you, we will compensate you up to $180 for your time on the research interviews. Travel, parking, and childcare costs are also covered.
Who is conducting the project?
Our researchers are highly trained staff at Brown University School of Medicine and Women and Infants Hospital, Providence RI. We are funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health.
Where does the study take place?
The initial intake visit and weekly groups usually take place at Brown University offices in Providence, RI, and research interviews can take place anywhere that is convenient for you.