Participate in the Pregnancy Research Project

Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) is a Pregnancy Research Project Partner Organization. The Pregnancy Research Project is a research study bringing together patients and researchers to advance knowledge and discover preventions and treatments for poor pregnancy outcomes.

The Pregnancy Research Project is a collaborative source of data for researchers interested in improving pregnancy outcomes. Databases exist for many health conditions, but pregnancy does not currently have this type of information available. Studies during and immediately after pregnancy are viewed as challenging, yet many women who have had a poor pregnancy outcome want their experience to be used to prevent future tragedies.

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Information for Participants

You are invited to participate in the Pregnancy Research Project to help researchers learn more about healthy pregnancies and poor pregnancy outcomes.

Pregnancy Research Project Information

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to participate if:

  • You are 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 living baby within the last five (5) years
  • You are currently pregnant at 12 weeks gestation or more

What happens?

Women who participate will be asked to:

  • Complete a survey about your pregnancy experience and newborn outcomes
  • If you are currently pregnant, you may be asked to return and complete another survey later in your pregnancy or after delivery
  • You will also be invited to share your prenatal and delivery records. You do not have to do this part of the study if you do not want to

What will be done with my information?

All data that could identify who you are will be removed. Then, medical researchers will use the information to examine the trends of pregnancy outcomes in various geographic locations, pregnancy characteristics, level of care, maternal or fetal characteristics, racial or socioeconomic populations, and over time. Ultimately, we hope this project will help us learn more about what causes poor pregnancy outcomes, how to prevent them, and how to best support families.

For more information or to enroll in the Pregnancy Research Project, visit

The Pregnancy Research Project is a collaborative effort of the Star Legacy Foundation and the University of Michigan.

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