The RE:CURRENT study is evaluating recurrent miscarriage (RM) services in Ireland to inform efforts to standardise and improve the quality of these services.

What is the RE:CURRENT study?

The provision of individualised care, respect for women’s opinions and appropriate clinical information is imperative to those who experience recurrent miscarriage (defined in this study as two or more consecutive first trimester pregnancy losses). At present, however, there is no national standard for the provision of services and supports to those who experience recurrent miscarriage. Findings from our research will inform efforts to standardise and improve the quality of recurrent miscarriage services.

What is involved?
  • Identification of clinical guidelines (systematic review)
  • Qualitative study of stakeholder views on RM services
  • Development of key performance indicators
  • Audit of RM services
  • Cohort study of women who have experienced RM
  • Patient experience survey
  • Health economic analysis
Who is involved?

The Project Management Group comprising Prof. Keelin O’Donoghue (PI), three postdoctoral researchers – Dr Rebecca Dennehy, Dr Caragh Flannery and Marita Hennessy, and one research assistant – Hannah O’Leary, is responsible for the conduct of the evaluation.

This group is supported by a Steering Group and a Research Advisory Group, which include key stakeholders: healthcare and allied health professionals, representatives from advocacy and support organisations, those involved in the administration, governance and management of maternity services, academics, and women and men who have experienced recurrent miscarriage.

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Project Update 1: July 2020

Project Update 2: October 2020

Project Update 3: December 2020

Project Update 4: February 2021

Project Update 5: June 2021

Project Update 6: September 2021

Project Update 7: November 2021

Project Update 8: March 2022

Project Update 9: July 2022

Policy Briefs:


Hennessy M, Dennehy R, Rice R. Using evidence and stakeholder engagement to optimise and standardise care for women and men who experience recurrent miscarriage. HRB Open Res, 12 October 2020.

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For further information on the RE:CURRENT Study,  contact:

Marita Hennessy, PhD:

For further information on the Pregnancy Loss Research Group click here