Reaching women and families
"Tommy’s PregnancyHub helped me be confident in my decision making throughout my journey. Their midwives supported me when I was having my moments of panic or when I was worrying. Knowing I had an approachable, educated source of information and support to turn to really helped me reduce my stress during pregnancy.”Holly experienced recurrent miscarriage before having daughter Millie, and then experienced 3 more losses before baby Finley arrived
Our pregnancy information covers everything you need to know about having a safe and healthy pregnancy, from pre-conception to birth.
Pregnancy information website
An expert team of midwives provide a helpline to women and their families giving advice and support to women needing specialist advice pre-pregnancy, throughout pregnancy and postnatally.
In 2018, Tommy's Midwives responded to 4964 concerns and comments, an increase in activity of 45% on 2017.
This included over 1300 phone calls, 1350 emails and 2250 website comments.Hide details
Tommy's midwives on social media
Our midwives social media aims to bring you up-to-date advice for you and your baby throughout pregnancy in a friendly and relaxed manner. It can provide a place to share your thoughts on relevant health topics and your experiences.
- Tommy's Midwives Facebook: 45,304 followers, 12.3 million impressions*
- Tommy's Midwives Twitter: 2,390 followers, 770,446 impressions*
*Jan 01, 2018 - Dec 17, 2018Hide details
'I didn't even know there was caffeine in chocolate'Facebook follower in response to a post about our caffeine calculator
We empower women by giving them the high quality information they need during pregnancy to help them make choices to make pregnancy safer and a whole new generation healthier.
For example, drinking a lot of caffeine in pregnancy has been linked to miscarriage and low birth weight so the advice is to limit your intake to 200mg a day. Our caffeine calculator helps to promote this and results in healthy behaviour changes.
'If it wasn't for following your page and the reminders from you to trust your instincts and the importance of monitoring I possibly would have left it to the morning.... and if I had, my baby wouldn't be here.'Beth
We are saving babies lives in real time by publicising evidence based information about healthy behaviours and care.
Your health before pregnancy affects your fertility, your baby's future health and the risk of your problems in pregnancy. Our Planning for Pregnancy website tool has been developed to help inform users how they can improve their health before they become pregnant to improve the lifelong health of their baby.
The tool was launched as part of our national #AreYouReady campaign to raise awareness of the importance of planning for pregnancy as a factor in having a safe and healthy pregnancy.
Reach = 1.6 million
Planning For Pregnancy tool effectivenessHide details
Tommy's #movementsmatter campaign, launched on 24 October 2016, challenges dangerous myths about baby movement during pregnancy.
Reach = 6 million*
Film views = 3 million^
3000 downloads of secondary asset PDF 'reporting reduced fetal movements: what to expect'.
- 38% increase in traffic to relevant site page, extra 5450 visits per calendar month.
*Conservative estimate based on Facebook activity we have sight of.
^Estimated from paid distribution figures.
Watch what our followers have to say about the importance of #MovementsMatter
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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.
Our NHS supported specialist clinics deliver a high quality care environment, enabling improved recruitment to clinical trials and faster implementation of research findings.
All of Tommy's work has the same goal. To reduce the number of babies who die during pregnancy or birth. These are the rates of stillbirth, miscarriage and preterm births in the UK.