Our research

Our mission is to make the UK the safest place in the world to give birth. In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth. 60,000 babies are born prematurely. We research causes and treatments so we can make pregnancy and birth safer for all.
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Tommy’s is the largest charity carrying out research into pregnancy loss and premature birth in the UK.

Thanks to supporters like you we are able to carry out more than 2 million pounds worth of ground-breaking research every year in 4 centres across the UK, into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

Our research means babies are born healthy every day who would otherwise be lost. But pregnancy loss and prematurity still cause heartbreak for millions of families - killing 1 in 4 babies. We exist to change that.

Our research network is now one of the biggest in Europe. Hundreds of doctors and midwives work together across the Tommy’s research centre network to improve the safety of pregnancy and birth for mother and baby.

  • Our research projects

    Tommy's funds more than 2 million pounds worth of ground-breaking research every year into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and preterm birth.
    Read more about 'Our research projects'
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    Our research centres

    We fund pioneering research to find causes and treatments for pregnancy complications to prevent baby loss and improve maternity care across the UK.
    Read more about 'Our research centres'
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    Our clinics

    Tommy's clinics allow us to translate our cutting-edge research into cutting-edge care, and help us connect to women eligible to take part in our clinical trials.
    Read more about 'Our clinics'