We are delighted to be partnering with MAM Baby UK on the launch of a dedicated Tommy’s Rainbow Soother & Clip Set! 50p of every soother sold will go towards Tommy’s vital research to save babies' lives.
For those who have lost a baby, the rainbow is a special symbol. A ‘rainbow baby’ is a baby who has come into the world after a previous loss. Tommy's Rainbow clinics are dedicated to caring for parents who are pregnant again, following a previous loss.
Losing a baby is devastating, but still isn’t acknowledged or widely spoken about. Losing a baby causes grief, confusion, guilt and intense feelings of isolation.
In a Tommy’s survey, 79% of people said they don’t think they understood what they have gone through, and a further 67% didn’t feel they could even talk to their best friend about their loss.
For Tommy's the rainbow symbol is a symbol of hope and unity, celebrating the babies born after loss, remembering the brother and sisters that aren’t with us, and a show of support for any parent who has gone through loss.
We are over the moon that MAM have created this fantastic Rainbow soother. Colourful, unique – and most importantly funding vital research into our Rainbow centre, to stop any parent having to go through the heartbreak of losing a baby.
Caroline Gormley, Tommy’s Fundraising Director
It can be found online at Mam's online shop, on sale now.
Head to stores now to pick up a soother for your own Rainbow baby.
Deborah is 37 and lives in Borehamwood with her caring and supportive husband Ben. Their baby Yaeli was sadly stillborn at 40 weeks + 1 day after Deborah noticed reduced movements.
Support from a charity like Tommy’s would have made the world of difference when I lost my babies all those years ago
Eileen from North Wales married the love of her life, Arthur, on Boxing Day 1956. They were both very excited when she fell pregnant soon after. Sadly, their first daughter Anne-Marie was born prematurely and died soon after birth. Eileen also experienced a late miscarriage and 2 early miscarriages in between 3 successful pregnancies. This is Eileen and Arthur’s story.
Tor Cook has struggled with fertility issues and sadly experienced 4 losses. She is currently pregnant in the midst of a global pandemic.
A team from JMW solicitors recently took on the three peaks challenge in support of Tommy's.
Following evaluation of the first version of the care bundle to reduce stillbirths, the second version of the Saving Babies' Lives Care Bundle (SBLCBv2) has been unveiled.
We concentrate most of our research on reducing stillbirth, miscarriage and premature birth, but we know that work is needed in many other areas to make sure as many babies as possible are born healthy.
Tommy’s are taking advantage of technology to develop new ways of making sure as many babies as possible are born healthy, from new scanning techniques to training simulators for amniocentesis.
Tommy’s understand pregnancy complications cause far more than just physical harm. We want to understand the best way to support women’s mental health both during pregnancy and following loss.