Research Programme


Today, 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage. The National Centre for Miscarriage Research, in partnership with Tommy's, undertakes original research to understand why, as well as giving women access to the best treatment available. In the next year, research will include the development of a screening and intervention programme for women suffering post-traumatic stress...

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Preterm birth

Globally, there is one preterm birth every two seconds. These babies (born before 37 weeks of pregnancy) are often critically ill and suffer lifelong complications. There has been exceptionally limited success in reducing rates of preterm birth, largely because current treatment plans are ‘one size fits all’ while preterm delivery often has very different causes....

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Still birth and late pregnancy loss

Nine babies are stillborn every day in the UK. We’re funding vital studies to understand the conditions that can cause stillbirth and late miscarriage, and identify how they can be prevented. Following landmark research on the microbiome, funded by Genesis in 2015 and 2016, we are now aiming to fund development of a targeted antibiotic...

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