Losing a baby is devastating. 1 in 4 families currently go through the heartbreak of losing a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth.
Losing a child during pregnancy is often the loss of a whole life mapped out – from first birthdays, first days at school to first days at a new job. These babies are remembered, mourned and deeply missed. Loss can have a devastating and lasting psychological and emotional impact on mum, dad and the whole family.
That is why Tommy’s is so dedicated to changing the status quo through research. Through our pioneering research, we endeavour to find the answers and support those in need of help.
1 in 4 women experience miscarriage in their lifetimes, and 1 in 100 have 3 or more miscarriages in a row. We want to change this so that women no longer have to suffer the trauma of losing their babies.
When a baby dies after 24 weeks of gestation it is called a stillbirth. Around 2.6 million babies are stillborn each year. Tommy’s research is helping to change this.
Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK. These babies are vulnerable – they are born before they have grown to cope with the outside world. Tommy’s is saving lives by researching how we can prevent premature births by finding those at risk early on.