We’re thrilled to be partnering with Transport for London through our Pregnancy at Work programme, and have their commitment for the next three years.
The scheme, which has been developed to enhance Transport for London's current Occupational Health offering and HR policy, will benefit around 500 pregnant employees and their line managers each year. It will arm employees with the best level of health and wellbeing support through access to Tommy’s accredited pregnancy advice, and in-house midwives.
The Tommy’s partnership was formed following research, carried our by Transport for London's Women’s Staff Network Group, which showed a need to enhance the information currently available to their pregnant employees and their managers. The Tommy’s partnership enables Transport for London to meet this need and also meet the objectives of their 100 Years of Women in Transport scheme by:
- Helping to attract and retain more women to the industry
- Establishing a legacy of continued improvement and development for women in the workplace
- Building our industry's brand as an 'industry of choice' for women
- Enhancing our reputation as an organisation fully committed to gender equality.
The sonographer's exact words were "There's no heartbeat, the baby's dead".
Nicole and her fiancé, Steven, lost their baby girl Avery in October last year. They now have a plan in place at Tommy’s Rainbow Clinic to stop this from happening again.
‘I will get any changes in movement checked immediately in this pregnancy as I understand now just how important it can be and how devastating the consequences are’
Sandra Bassett’s baby boy Toby was born sleeping after she experienced reduced fetal movements in 2015. Sandra has gone on to fundraise in Toby’s name and recently donated a cuddle cot to the hospital Toby was born in.
I will honour them by running Brighton Marathon with the aim of raising as much as I possibly can to help Tommy’s and prevent future mothers experiencing the heartache I went through.
Recent research achievements in miscarriage and stillbirth, premature birth, pre-eclampsia and general pregnancy health.
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. Incredibly, over 3,500 babies are stillborn every year in the UK and many of these deaths remain unexplained. Tommy’s research is dedicated to improving these shocking statistics.
Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK and many suffer lifelong consequences as a result. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal death in the UK.