Clinical Research Opportunities

PLIDA is requesting Clinical Research Opportunities from our members!  
PLIDA (Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance) is dedicated to evidence-based practice in perinatal bereavement care. To that end, we are offering an opportunity for researchers to use the PLIDA social media platforms, website, and member emails to post information on your research project and needs. Do you need participants for your study? A perinatal bereavement expert on your committee? Assistance with methodology? PLIDA members, who represent many disciplines, access to bereaved families, and some of whom could serve on a dissertation or master's thesis committee may be able to help.
If this is of interest to you, please send your information to [email protected]. Assuming a positive outcome for our vetting process, we will post your information on numerous platforms to give access to those who would like to assist. 

ALOE Study

Have you experienced pregnancy loss?

Seeking couples for an online study of sexual well-being after a recent pregnancy loss.

What will I be asked to do?

Couples will complete a screening call to learn about the study and determine eligibility.

If eligible, participation will involve each partner completing one confidential online survey asking about your experience of pregnancy loss, as well as your sexual, relationship, and psychological experiences.

The survey will take between 40 to 55 minutes to complete, and you will be compensated with $20 CAD (or USD equivalency) after completing the survey.

Who can participate?

Couples may be eligible if they –

  • Have experienced a pregnancy loss in the last 3 months
  • Are both be willing to participate
  • Have not have been undergoing fertility treatment during the pregnancy loss, or during the study
  • Are over the age of 18
  • Are fluent in English

*Other criteria may apply

**This study is inclusive to individuals of all bodies, gender identities, and sexual orientations

What is the study about?

Our team hopes to gain a better understanding of how pregnancy loss affects couples’ sexuality and relationships. For many couples, it can be a difficult period of adjustment after a pregnancy loss. We hope that you will consider participating in this study to increase our understanding of how best to support couples during this time. 

Contact us at [email protected] to learn more or to participate.

Male Volunteers Needed for a Study About Grief After Miscarriage

Begin the study here:

Clinical Research Opportunity Available! 

Pregnancy Research Project still seeking participants

The Pregnancy Research Project, a research study bringing together patients and researchers to advance knowledge and discover preventions and treatments for poor pregnancy outcomes.A partnership between Star Legacy Foundation and the University of Michigan, the goal of the Pregnancy Research Project is to learn about risk factors for poor pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth and stillbirth. Full description, forms and registration available on the website (  

You are eligible to participate if:

  • You are currently at least 18 years of age or older
  • You have had a stillbirth (pregnancy loss at or after 20 weeks gestation) at any time in the past
  • You have delivered a baby within the last five (5) years
  • You are currently pregnant at 12 weeks gestation or more

 New Perspectives in Bereavement and Loss: Complicated and Disenfranchised Grief Along the Life Cycle

Dr. Fernandez is a well-respected perinatal loss researcher from Spain and is going to be editing an issue of the Journal Frontiers in Psychology. The topic is Disenfranchised Grief and Novel Approaches to Loss. Download the PDF here




PLIDA would like to pass along a research study, which was created by College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. This is a follow-up to one of the first studies funded by the National Institute of Health in women who have experienced the death of a baby to stillbirth. Please review the below requirements to participate if interested.  Download the PDF here.

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PLIDA would like to pass along a clinical research study, which has been reviewed and approved by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Dissertation Committee. Please review the below requirements to participate if interested. 

Have you or someone you know experienced the loss of an unborn baby or newborn?

I am recruiting women who identify as African American or Black for a research study to help health care providers understand how the loss of an unborn baby or newborn may affect how women bond with their baby when they get pregnant again.

You will receive a $25 Target gift card for participating in this study to “thank you” for sharing your experiences.

African American or Black women age 18 years or older who:
* Have had one or more losses due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or within the first 28 days after being born
* Are currently pregnant or have given birth to a live child within the past five years
* Able to speak and read English
* Live in Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Washtenaw or Wayne County in Michigan

You will be asked to talk with the researcher, face-to-face, at a place that you choose. The in-person interview will be confidential and may last up to 2-3 hours. If you are interested in participating in this study, or would like more information, please email [email protected] or call Jeri (248) 912-8633.