Tommy's funds maternal and fetal research in four centres across the UK. We specialise in the following topics:
- all pregnancy health issues, including lifestyle issues
- premature birth
We have clinicians and researchers who can provide expert commentary on all the areas above. We also have access to women who are happy to share their experiences of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.
For news from Tommy’s, interviews, case studies and expert comment on pregnancy health and pregnancy research, please contact the Tommy’s press office.
Contact Hannah Blake
Telephone: 07730 039361 or email [email protected]
Recent research achievements in miscarriage and stillbirth, premature birth, pre-eclampsia and general pregnancy health.
In addition to our core work on miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth and pre-eclampsia, Tommy’s also funds projects that research the effects of lifestyle and well-being on pregnancy and on the later life of the child.
When a baby dies after 24 weeks of gestation it is called a stillbirth. Incredibly, over 3,500 babies are stillborn every year in the UK and many of these deaths remain unexplained. Tommy’s research is dedicated to improving these shocking statistics.
Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK and many suffer lifelong consequences as a result. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal death in the UK.