We provide information and support to empower parents during pregnancy
We 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.
Pregnancy is a huge learning curve for women. Suddenly, their behaviour, diet and lifestyle will affect the health of another person - their baby. And not just as they grow in the womb, but potentially through childhood and beyond. Empowering women by giving them the information they need during pregnancy can make pregnancy safer and a whole new generation healthier.
Our pregnancy information service:
- is led by a team of Tommy's midwives
- is guided by our National Pregnancy Information Service Advisory Board, a group of senior representatives from midwifery and obstetrics that includes representatives from RCOG, RCM, NHS and Department of Health.
- includes a comprehensive website, a midwife-led Facebook page and an app for parents of premature babies
- is user-led and evidence-based
- is accredited by the NHS England Information Standard Scheme.
We fund research that saves lives
We fund four maternal and fetal research centres in the UK:
- St Thomas' in London focuses on preterm birth and late miscarriage
- St Mary’s in Manchester focuses on stillbirth and the placenta
- Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh focuses on obesity and preterm birth
- The University of Birmingham, The University of Warwick, and Imperial College London will host The Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research
Each of our research centres has clinics where we see women who are at higher risk of pregnancy problems, some of whom are desperate for help after having repeated problems.
Together with our teams of scientists and clinicians, they are helping us provide the evidence that will make antenatal care better for all.
We fund research into pregnancy problems and provide pregnancy health information to parents. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth.
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Tommy's exists to save babies' lives. We fund research into the causes and prevention of pregnancy complications that lead to miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. We also provide pregnancy health information for parents-to-be.
Tommy's funds research into pregnancy problems and provides information to empower parents to have a healthy pregnancy. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth.
Although it’s normal to have periods of worry and stress when you’re pregnant, some women have feelings that don’t go away and this can be a sign of something more serious.
People may tell you that pregnancy is a good time to put your feet up. If your pregnancy is uncomplicated it is actually much healthier for you and your baby to exercise while pregnant.
Although you will be putting on weight in pregnancy as your baby grows, limiting the amount of extra weight gain in pregnancy will improve your health and your baby's, both now and in the future.
We've got all the information you need about your body, your emotions and your baby, week-by-week of your pregnancy.
Most women worry about how they will cope with the pain of labour and birth. You may worry too, especially if it is your first baby and you do not know what to expect.
Sometimes things go wrong during pregnancy and you need extra care
In many cases the symptoms in this section will not lead to a serious complication and will be treated easily. Occasionally though they are signs of a more serious complaint.
Finding out that you are pregnant, whether you have been trying for a pregnancy or not, can come as quite a surprise - or even a shock!