Tommy's

Miscarriage research & care – saving babies’ lives

1 in 5 parents lose a baby through miscarriage. Despite its devastating impact, miscarriage is often dismissed as something that ‘wasn’t meant to be’. At Tommy’s we believe more can be done. Our National Centre for Miscarriage Research conducts ground-breaking research, improves care and save lives.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1060508)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£100,000

Amount raised

£100,294

Donations

1,170

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

The heartbreak of losing a baby causes emotional and physical pain to thousands of families across the UK. 1 in 6 who miscarry experience long-term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and many suffer with their grief in silence. The lack of investment in miscarriage research and medical knowledge leaves devastated parents with unanswered questions and worries. Despite this, current UK guidelines mean parents must lose 3 babies in-a-row before receiving any support.

Solution

At our National Centre for Miscarriage Research our dedicated team is finding causes and solutions. Here, parents receive specialist care and take part in trials to help our researchers develop new tests and treatments. Our 2019 Big Give campaign helped us create a National Miscarriage Care Package. With your help, we will test and implement this UK-wide. We will keep conducting research, developing tests, creating treatments and improving care, to better support families and save babies’ lives.

  • “We were basically told ‘it’s quite common, these things happen’, and left to deal with it. I felt completely crushed, and kept this loss to myself so it was an incredibly lonely experience.”

    — Anonymous

  • “It stays with you – it’s not over. You’ll never again have that moment of excitement or joy when you see those two little lines on a pregnancy test; that’s no longer guaranteed, you’re then worrying about how long until you lose it.”

    — Charlotte

  • “There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t wonder, what they’d have looked like, what they would’ve achieved, who they’d be as they grew. The lasting effects and my continual mental health issues could’ve been prevented, had I received proper after care and help following the losses.”

    — Jemma