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.
Jo from Intrepid Bebe has written a beautiful poem about her time in hospital with her premature baby girl.
Paulo and Melinda Almeida became founding members of our new giving club Tommy’s25 after benefiting from pioneering research and care at Tommy’s Maternal and Fetal Reseach Centre in London.
'I was able to enjoy my pregnancy knowing that I had been given the best treatment possible and there was never any sign of pre-term labour.'
Tara gave birth to Felix under the care of Professor Shennan and the team at Tommy's Pre-term clinic at St Tomas' Hospital, London.
'Our world came crashing down. Saying goodbye to her was the hardest thing my husband and I have ever had to do and we will never forget our beautiful daughter'
I knew that the second pregnancy would be difficult but nothing prepared me for the anxiety I felt at every stage of the pregnancy.
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.