The impact of Tommy's research

Tommy's funds and conducts pioneering research into the causes of stillbirth, preterm birth and miscarriage to prevent baby loss and premature birth.

Tommy's funds and conducts pioneering research into the causes of stillbirth, preterm birth and miscarriage to prevent baby loss and premature birth. Our research also focuses on finding new treatments for pregnancy complications to inform clinical guidelines and best practice. 

Tommy's PregnancyHub provides expert, evidence-based pregnancy information to support women and families throughout their pregnancy journey. Our information resources, digital tools, midwife-led support line and online communities cover all aspects of pregnancy from pre-conception and safer pregnancy, through to wellbeing and support for families who are pregnant after loss. 

"We all cried when she was born, and it was like we were putting demons to rest. Edie’s arrival gave us our first real sense of joy and peace since we’d lost our son Joshua. I feel emotional just thinking about everything Tommy's did for us - their kindness and total understanding of what we’d suffered and how we felt." Adam and Hayley Pownsey, who, after a tragic stillbirth, gave birth to a healthy baby girl under the care of the Tommy's Rainbow Clinic

What we're aiming for at Tommy's

  • Clinicians better able to predict early who is at risk of baby loss or premature birth
  • New treatments to reduce these risks
  • Ability to make successful new treatments and tests available to all
  • Empowered and supported parents knowing what they can do to protect their babies before and during pregnancy

Tommy's overall aims summary

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    PregnancyHub impact

    Our evidence-based, high quality, comprehensive pregnancy information informs and empowers women and their families to make healthy behaviour and lifestyle choices, read about its impact here.

  • Tommy's research centres impact logo

    Research centres impact

    Our research centres produce high-quality research on how to prevent stillbirth, miscarriage and preterm birth, and associated pregnancy complications, read about their impact here.

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    Specialist clinics impact

    Our NHS supported specialist clinics deliver a high-quality care environment, enabling improved recruitment to clinical trials and faster implementation of research findings, read about their impact here.

  • National Centre for Maternity Improvement

    Maternity improvement impact

    Our National Centre for Maternity Improvement is working with the RCOG, RCM and NHS to standardise the identification and treatment of risk in pregnancy, read about it here.

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    Impact of Tommy's PregnancyHub

    Tommy's PregnancyHub informs and empowers families to make healthy behaviour and lifestyle choices, through evidence-based, high-quality information, ultimately leading to a reduction in the number of babies who die during pregnancy or birth.

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    Impact of Tommy's clinics 2018

    Our NHS supported specialist clinics deliver a high quality care environment, enabling improved recruitment to clinical trials and faster implementation of research findings.

  • Tommy's research centres impact logo

    Impact of Tommy's research centres 2018

    Tommy's research centres produce high quality, relevant research to provide improved evidence needed for new understanding, new treatments and new and updated guidelines. This research will lead to the number of babies who die during pregnancy or birth decreasing.

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