Pregnancy loss is devastating. Tommy’s was started by two obstetricians who were frustrated with the scale of pregnancy loss in the UK.
1 in 4 women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth.
- 9 babies are still born
- 684 babies are miscarried
- 164 babies are born preterm
This is unacceptable.
We exist because there is a desperate need for funding into maternal and fetal research.
When a parent is told their baby has died in pregnancy or birth, or their baby is born too soon, they are often also told that the medical teams do not know why it happened. This is because the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth are not yet understood.
“Jack was on born on August 30 2011 by emergency caesarean section at 27 weeks. He was tiny and beautiful. Our little boy was in intensive care for three days but he was just too sick to survive… I have no answers as to why we suffered this terrible loss and we struggle with not knowing.”
Amy, Tommy’s supporter.
Tommy’s is dedicated to finding answers and finding treatments to prevent these deaths happening. We want to make pregnancy safer. We fund four maternal and fetal research centres across the UK that look at finding causes and ways of preventing these untimely deaths.
Our target is to halve the number of babies that die during pregnancy or birth by 2030.