premature birth news
Tommy’s is supporting a nationwide initiative to reduce the number of premature babies who develop cerebral palsy.
Tommy's patron Sally Tennant has been recognised with an OBE for her services to research into miscarriages and stillbirths.
Tommy's own Professor Andrew Shennan has been recognised with an OBE for his work in maternity services.
It is rarer than you would think for a woman to give birth on the way to the hospital, and rarer still for a baby to be born en caul (still inside the amniotic sac). This is exactly what happened to Raelin and her baby son.
A recent study has found that mothers and fathers of pre-term babies are 10 times more likely to experience depression after birth than parents of full-term babies.
This week in Emmerdale Vanessa Woodfield gave birth to her baby very prematurely after she had an accidental fall.
Everyone in the Tommy’s office was delighted to hear that the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation has decided to make a generous grant of £42,900 to fund our prematurity research.
We’re pleased to see that Emmerdale is raising awareness of the consequences of premature birth through their storyline this week about Vanessa Woodfield, tragically giving birth prematurely at 26 weeks after an accidental fall.