Tommy's believes every baby deserves the best start in life and we are committed to funding medical research and providing information to help more mums and dads through a healthy pregnancy and birth.
- Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK.
- In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth.
Key statistics about pregnancy and loss in the UK in 2017
- 755,042 babies were born alive in 2017.
- 2,069 babies were born each day in 2017.
- An estimated 650 babies were miscarried each day in 2017.
- An estimated 145 babies were born preterm each day in 2017.
- There were 3,200 stillbirths in 2017.
- There were 2,131 neonatal deaths.
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- RCOG (2011) Acute gynaecology and early pregnancy 2011, RCOG Press; 2011.p.11-22, Royal College of Gynaecologists, London, England
- WHO (2012) Country data and rankings for preterm birth 2012, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland, http://www.who.int/pmnch/media/news/2012/201204_borntoosoon_countryranki...
Statistics about early miscarriage, late miscarriage, recurrent miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.
1 in every 225 births ends in a stillbirth in the UK. That's 9 babies every day.
A preterm birth is one that happens before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Globally, more than 1 in 10 pregnancies will end in preterm birth.
Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects some pregnant women, usually during the second half of pregnancy (from around 20 weeks) or soon after their baby is delivered.
In addition to our core work on miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth and pre-eclampsia, Tommy’s also funds projects that research the effects of lifestyle and well-being on pregnancy and on the later life of the child.
When a baby dies after 24 weeks of gestation, it is called a stillbirth. Around 3,500 families a year get the devastating news that their baby is not alive. Our research is helping to change this.
Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK. These babies are vulnerable – they are born before they have grown to cope with the outside world. Tommy’s is saving lives by researching how we can prevent premature births by finding those at risk early on.
This Sunday, 5 May, is International Day of the Midwife, a day in which we shine the spotlight on some of the special individuals who make up the fabric of Tommy's.
Owen, co-author of parenting blog 'Love amongst the stars' opens up about navigating the emotions he felt after the loss of his son Kaspar.
Here at Tommy's we are fortunate to have a number of supporters who go above and beyond to help us continue our lifesaving research. One of these such individuals is Fran and this is her story.
"I truly feel without the support of the EPU and the peace of mind given to us through the Tommy's study we would not be where we are today."
Little Anderson was born under the care of the Tommy's Early Miscarriage Research Centre at London Imperial.