Caroline Lafarge - Guest speakers - University of Derby

Cancelled - Coping with pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality

With apologies, this event had to be postponed and will now take place in Autumn 2016. The new date will be announced in September with the Autumn programme details.


‌All staff, students and visitors are warmly invited to this talk by Dr Claire Williams

University of Derby, Kedleston Road, B302

Wednesday 6 April 2016, 4.00 to 5.00pm.

Caroline’s background is in Health Psychology and her research focuses on maternal and reproductive health. She is particularly interested in the relationship between women’s coping strategies and psychological outcomes following termination of pregnancy for foetal abnormality. Caroline also collaborates on various research projects covering: the practices of prenatal diagnosis, women’s experiences of prenatal diagnosis, women’s access to different methods of termination and their experiences of care when undergoing pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality.

Caroline holds a PhD in Psychology and is a member of the British Psychological Society and of the NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Complex Obstetrics.

What the talk will cover

Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality (TFA) can have significant psychological impact on those involved. Most studies examine the negative psychological consequences of TFA. However, little is known about the process of coping, despite evidence of a relationship between coping processes and psychological adjustment.

This talk will present an overview of the research conducted on women’s coping with TFA and the relationship between coping strategies and psychological adjustment. It is hoped that by understanding the way women cope with TFA, health professionals will be able to support women through this event and provide optimal care.

All are welcome, and no booking is needed. Just come along. To be added to our mailing list, contact Julia Pooley, tel: 01332 591875, email: