mental health research
New research funded by Tommy's and carried out by King's College London looked at what women think about how mental health and wellbeing is dealt with during antenatal appointments.
Researchers in Tommy’s London centre have developed a Patient Decision Aid to help women understand the risks and benefits of taking antidepressants while pregnant.
Tommy’s researchers have developed a tool that uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help expecting mothers stay happy and healthy throughout pregnancy. Our team is now in the process of setting up a national trial for the tool.
Cortisol, the stress hormone, may be linked to pregnancy complications such as growth restriction and babies born heavier than normal.
CLAHRC South London is a body of researchers, doctors and NHS managers working to improve healthcare south of the River Thames. Two studies are currently looking at pregnancy care: “Birth and Beyond” and “POPPiE”.
We want to understand the different ways that women and their partners cope with miscarriage, so that we can better train doctors, nurses and midwives to provide the emotional support that is so important following loss.
Tommy’s researchers want to find out why some women suffer more severe mental health problems following miscarriage, and the best way to help them.