We help people break the silence
Some families who experience baby loss feel like their experience is surrounded with silence and shame. We believe that talking open and honestly about miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death can help people to feel less alone in experiences that could otherwise be very isolating.
At Tommy’s, we offer our community a platform to help break the silence. We’re committed to paving the way for greater public awareness of baby loss.
This beautiful collection of animations breaks the silence on all aspects of baby loss. The voices in the animations are from the Stillbirth Stories audio archive of testimonies from women and men who have experienced loss.
On our stories hub, we share a wide range of personal reflections from people who have experienced baby loss, premature birth or pregnancy complications. Every voice helps us break the silence. If you'd like to share your story, please let us know.
We bring the community together
Our midwife-moderated closed Facebook groups are a place for people affected by baby loss to share their feelings, grief or worries in a safe online environment.
We currently run two Facebook groups: Tommy's Baby Loss Support Group and Tommy's Parenting After Loss Support Group. These groups are active communities where our supporters can reach out and share their experiences with one another.
“I realised I wasn’t alone when I joined the Tommy’s Facebook baby loss support group. It was refreshing to communicate with people who understood exactly what I was going through. Knowing I was part of a community was invaluable.” - Gemma experienced 3 recurrent miscarriages before her son Alfie was born in 2019
We provide expert guidance
After baby loss, many families will have access to a bereavement midwife through their local NHS trust. However, we know that sometimes people need more support. That’s why we run a midwife support line, offering grieving families expert information and confidential support from a qualified Tommy’s midwife.
“I spoke to a Tommy’s midwife several times in the initial weeks after Jesse died. Being a single mother to a stillborn baby was the loneliest experience of life. It meant a lot just to be able to cry to someone. I still call from time to time, when something triggers a new wave of grief.” - Annette’s son Jesse was stillborn in November 2018
If you’re looking for advice from our midwives call 0800 014 7800 (weekdays 9am-5pm) or email [email protected].
We give families pioneering care
We have 5 Tommy’s research centres across the country, each associated with a number of specialist NHS antenatal clinics and recurrent miscarriage clinics. At these clinics, members of our team translate medical research into clinical practice in real time. This means that patients can access cutting-edge care and have the opportunity to participate in medical trials.
“I named my little boy Tommy because, quite frankly, he wouldn’t be here without Tommy’s. The staff at the preterm birth clinic in Edinburgh were beyond amazing. They really took their time with me and, for the first time in my pregnancy, I felt like I was finally getting the support I needed.” - Charley gave birth to baby Tommy under the care of Tommy’s team in Edinburgh
Find out more about our innovative research clinics, including the possibility of being referred for specialist care and support from the Tommy's team