Dataset for "Comparing posttraumatic growth in mothers after stillbirth or early miscarriage"

This dataset reports the experiences of women who lost a baby through Early Miscarriage (up to 12 weeks into pregnancy) or Stillbirth (after 24 weeks of pregnancy). Responses were given via an online questionnaire and focus on experience of Postraumatic Growth (experience of reported positive psychological change experienced as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life circumstances (Calhoun & Tedeschi, 2001)). Other information reported by participants includes information about age, employment and similar details, as well as information about their psychological wellbeing.

This dataset contains quantitative data from an online self-report, online questionnaire-based research project into the experience of posttraumatic growth in women who lost a baby by Early Miscarriage or Still Birth. Variables relating to Posttraumatic growth are included alongside demographic variables and variables relating to psychological distress, including depression, anxiety and PTSD.

posttraumatic growth, stillbirth, early miscarriage, disclosure, pregnancy loss

Cite this dataset as:
Ryninks, K., Wilkinson-Tough, M., Stacey, S., Horsch, A., 2022. Dataset for "Comparing posttraumatic growth in mothers after stillbirth or early miscarriage". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Kirsty Ryninks
University of Bath

Sarah Stacey
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Antje Horsch
University of Lausanne


University of Bath
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Data collection method:

Anonymous online questionnaire-based data collection. The research project was advertised via social media and with charities dedicated to supporting women following the death of their baby during pregnancy. Two groups were identified: women who had experienced an Early Miscarriage and women who had experienced a Still Birth.

Technical details and requirements:

Questionnaires were completed using the Bristol Online Surveys platform. The dataset is archived as a .sav file, viewable in IBM SPSS, with variable labels/descriptions readable in the Variable View tab.


Publication details

Publication date: 8 August 2022
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Related papers and books

Ryninks, K., Wilkinson-Tough, M., Stacey, S., and Horsch, A., 2022. Comparing posttraumatic growth in mothers after stillbirth or early miscarriage. PLOS ONE, 17(8), e0271314. Available from:

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Megan Wilkinson-Tough


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences