We provide high quality pregnancy information

We empower women by giving them the high quality information they need during pregnancy to make pregnancy safer and a whole new generation healthier.

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.
  • provide evidence based, expert and user led, accessible pregnancy information to support mums-to-be in having a healthy pregnancy. 

Our pregnancy health service is unique in that it is backed 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.

It consists of:

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.

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.

Public-facing campaigns

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

Our Pregnancy Information Service is also overseen by our National Pregnancy Information Service Advisory Board, a group of senior representatives from midwifery and obstetrics and maternity policy. It includes representatives from RCOG, RCM, NHS and Department of Health.

Members

Julia Brown

Clinical Policy and Strategy Manager, NHS England, Acute Care Clinical Policy Unit

Alison Burton
Maternity & Early Years Lead, Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England

Amanda Burleigh  

Midwife in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, RCM board member and Board of the RCM Trust

Professor Helen Cheyne

Professor of Midwifery at Sterling University, RCM Lead Midwives Group,Trustee of the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust

Professor Jacqui Dunkley-Bent

Director of Maternity at NHS England, Professor of Midwifery at Imperial College, London

Janet Fyle

RCM Professional lead, Community Midwife

Shona Hamilton

Consultant midwife at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust and Queen’s University Belfast, previous Chair of RCM Board NI

Mrs Geeta Kumar

Fellow of RCOG, Chair of RCOG Patient Information Committee

Kate Pinney 

Tommy’s Midwifery Team Manager, practising midwife and health visitor

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

Karen Todd

Manager of Maternity and Children’s Health, Department of Health

Angela Yates  

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

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    Exercise and activity in pregnancy

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