Tommy’s wants all pregnancies to be healthy and safe. We want to see pregnancy loss halved by 2030. To do this we fund four research centres across the UK to understand the causes of stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage, and to seek interventions to prevent them. We also provide evidence based, expert and user led, accessible pregnancy information to support expectant parents in understanding what they can do to support a healthy pregnancy.
The Pregnancy Information Service at Tommy’s is delivered by our inhouse midwives. They do this through our website [www.tommys.org/pregnancy], our Facebook page [Tommy’s Midwives] and our pregnancyline [0800 0147 800].
Our midwives and information production team are supported by experts and users from across the UK to ensure the information is evidence-based, accurate, and accessible to expectant parents.
We focus our information on six key areas that we think will make the most difference on pregnancy outcomes and the health of the baby:
Our pregnancy information development process
Our content is reviewed and updated regularly in line with our NHS England Information Standard accredited process.
Our pregnancy health service is unique in that it is led by a team of midwives, who are able to respond to queries, give advice and tips on current health issues and questions, and feed into the development of new information and tools for pregnant women.
Experts in midwifery, obstetrics, public health, clinical and medical specialists from around the UK regularly contribute to our review process. Specialists in certain topics advise us and help us to make sure information is accurate and relevant to what happens in practice.
We also continue to invest in public-facing health campaigns on the six areas that we think will have most impact on pregnancy health: smoking, nutrition, weight management, mental health, exercise and knowing the symptoms that necessitate a call to a midwife/doctor.
Our Pregnancy Service Advisory Board
It is also overseen by our National Pregnancy Information Service Advisory Board, a group of senior representatives from midwifery and obstetrics alongside frontline staff from across the UK. It includes representatives from RCOG, RCM, NHS and Department of Health.
Find out who's on the Board
Professor Jane Sandall
Professor of Social Science and Women’s Health, Women’s Health Clinical Academic Group, Kings College London; RCM Board member and NIHR senior Investigator
Midwife in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, RCM board member and Board of the RCM Trust
RCM Professional lead, Community Midwife
Clinical Policy and Strategy Manager, NHS England, Acute Care Clinical Policy Unit
Professor Helen Cheyne
Professor of Midwifery at Sterling University, RCM Lead Midwives Grou,
Trustee of the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust
Professor Jacqui Dunkley-Bent
Director of Maternity at NHS England, Professor of Midwifery at Imperial College, London
Consultant midwife at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust and Queen’s University Belfast, previous Chair of RCM Board NI
Consultant Midwife in Public Health, Cardiff and Vale Health Board, Chair of RCM Board in Wales, research and lecturer at UWCM
Recent graduate from Huddersfield Uni, now employed by Leeds TH Trust. Co-President of Huddersfield Midwifery Society, internship at RCM, background in prison service and CBT.
Tommy’s midwifery manager, midwife and health visitor
Mrs Geeta Kumar
Fellow of RCOG, Chair of RCOG Patient Information Committee
Manager of Maternity and Children’s Health, Department of HealthHide details
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