Our research

Our mission is to stop the heartbreak and devastation of baby loss and make pregnancy and birth safe – for everyone. In the UK, it is estimated that around 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth. 53,000 babies are born prematurely. We lead ground-breaking research into the causes and treatments of baby loss and complications to save babies' lives.   

Tommy’s is the leading charity carrying out research into pregnancy loss and premature birth in the UK. 

Thanks to our supporters we are able to carry out more than £2m worth of ground-breaking research every year in 4 centres across the UK, into the causes of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth, and to improve maternity outcomes for women and birthing people. 

Our world-leading research is finding the causes of and treatments for pregnancy complications, and help to save more babies' lives. But pregnancy loss and prematurity still cause heartbreak for millions of families every year. We exist to change that. 

Through our network of expert researchers, doctors and midwives working across our research centres, we're making breakthroughs all the time. Together, with the strength of our community, we're saving babies' lives. 

Donate to Tommy’s

Fund vital research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, so we can keep saving babies’ lives. Each donation takes us one step closer.

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  • 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.
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  • Our research centres

    We fund ground-breaking research to find causes and treatments for pregnancy complications to prevent baby loss and improve maternity care across the UK.
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  • Our clinics

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