Tommy's Centre for Improving Maternity Care

By taking part in the Tommy's Splashathon this year, you can help us to fund our new centre which is working to save babies' lives.

Tommy's and Water Babies, together with Peppa Pig, are aiming to raise £1 million in the Tommy's Splashathon 2019. See more about the Tommy's Splashathon below: 

Tommy's knows a lot about excellence in maternity care, and we know that so much of baby loss is preventable. Too many babies still die during pregnancy or birth and are born too soon. That's why our pregnancy research is working to find the causes of baby loss and pregnancy complications and to improve maternity care across the UK. People who are cared for in our clinics at our research centres are much less likely to have stillbirths or preterm births, and more likely to leave with healthy babies. But people are often travelling long distances to be looked after in a Tommy's centre. We know where you live shouldn't determine if your baby lives.

We can change this. Together we can bring hope to parents and families across the UK. How? It's all about doing what we already know works, everywhere, and helping healthcare professionals to improve care for all parents.

We will increase the scale and spread of evidence-based best practice maternity care around the UK through our new 5th centre. In the short term, we aim to help save the lives of 1,800 babies a year and reduce the number of babies born too soon by 15,000 a year.

We need to raise £2.5 million to launch and run the new centre for five years. We hope Splashathon 2019 will raise £1 million to help us ensure that the best maternity care is available for every parent, every baby, everywhere. This will ensure that Water Babies leaves a lasting legacy to help parents around the UK. 

Please join us in our fight to transform maternity care in the UK by making Splashathon 2019 the best year yet! 

Our research

Our vision is a world where no parent is left devastated by the loss or premature birth of a baby. 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:

Find more about our research below.