Baby loss information and support

Sadly, some babies are lost during pregnancy, birth, or shortly afterwards. We have information and support for anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or termination for medical reasons.

Tommy's midwives helpline

Our Tommy's Midwives' helpline is for people who have had any type of pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy or termination for medical reasons.

The midwives who run the line are specialists who can support you with any aspect of pregnancy loss that would be helpful for you, including mental health and pregnancy after loss.

Call 0800 0147 800 or email [email protected]. If you don't get through immediately leave your number or email. We get back to everyone.

Special Black and Black Mixed-Heritage helpline

We have a special line for Black and Mixed Black women and birthing people, in partnership with FiveXMore. We have created this service in recognition of your greater risk of pregnancy loss and complications. This is also run by Tommy's midwives and they can support on any pregnancy or pregnancy loss issue.

Facebook support groups

You can also visit our Baby loss Facebook support group or our Pregnancy and parenting after loss Facebook support group to connect with others who have been through loss. Most people who have used these groups for peer support have said that they find them helpful.

Read more about the support we can offer here.

We've collected a list of the best supportive blogs, Instagram and Facebook accounts from parents who have gone through miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, neonatal death and termination for medical reasons (TMFR), and molar and ectopic pregnancy.

Pregnancy and parenting after loss

Breaking the silence about baby loss

  • The Baby Loss Series

    Through The Baby Loss Series we want to raise awareness of the prevalence of baby loss, make parents feel more supported and less alone.
    Read more about ' The Baby Loss Series '
  • Together for change

    If we can talk about it openly and honestly, not only can we help each other feel less alone, but we can also pave the way for greater awareness and more research to stop it happening.
    Read more about ' Together for change '
  • Read stories

    Thank you to the parents who are helping to #breakthesilence by sharing their stories of babies lost during pregnancy or afterwards.
    Read more about ' Read stories '

Read about our baby loss research

  • Miscarriage research

    1 in 5 women experience miscarriage. 1 in 100 have 3 or more miscarriages in a row. We want to change this so that no one has to suffer the trauma of losing a baby.
    Read more about ' Miscarriage research '
  • Stillbirth research

    When a baby dies after 24 weeks of gestation, it is called a stillbirth. Around 2.6 million babies are stillborn each year. Tommy’s research is helping to change this.
    Read more about ' Stillbirth research '
  • Premature birth research

    Around 53,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK. Tommy’s is saving lives by researching how we can prevent premature births by finding those at risk early on.
    Read more about ' Premature birth research '