Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the loss of a baby before 24 weeks.

1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage.  Parents frequently never know why they miscarried. Tommy’s is dedicated to changing this.

Early miscarriage is common and devastating for couples in the UK and worldwide. Clinically and scientifically, new discoveries are giving vital clues to tackle the issue, but these discoveries are scattered and have little impact or continuation. 

By bringing together expert scientists and researchers in the field of miscarriage research, we hope to generate a sustained effort towards understanding early miscarriage.

The new Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research will host the leading experts in the field of early miscarriage by formally uniting the joint scientific and clinical strengths of the University of Birmingham (UoB), the University of Warwick (UoW), Imperial College London (ICL) and their partner hospitals; bringing a unique and truly collaborative approach to early miscarriage research.

Our strategy for the research centre details an innovative and impactful programme of research. We will also run three miscarriage clinics, treating and assessing patients. 

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    Information and support on miscarriage

    Suffering a miscarriage can be a very sad, scary or lonely experience. This section of our site is designed to answer questions and provide support to you, a family member or friend, through this difficult time.

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    Research into miscarriage

    Miscarriage affects 200,000 couples every year in the UK, with 85% of miscarriages happening in the first 12 weeks. Often parents receive no answers to their questions. We want to change that.

Why our work is needed