Today is a very important day. It is the official launch of Tommy’s national centre for miscarriage research.
As Tommy’s say:
‘Miscarriage is by far the biggest cause of pregnancy loss in the UK, and it’s also the least understood. Too often, women are left without answers and must endure three miscarriages before any clinical investigation can be carried out.
The Tommy’s National Early Miscarriage Centre will comprise a partnership of three universities: The University of Birmingham, The University of Warwick, and Imperial College London. The three sites will run specialist clinics enabling 24,000 women per year to access treatment and support and participate in Tommy’s research studies.
The centre will seek to understand why miscarriage happens, if it is likely to happen again, how to prevent it, and how to provide appropriate aftercare.’
As someone who has had a miscarriage, the news of this centre is very welcome. I am emotional writing this as of course if I hadn’t had a miscarriage last year, I would now have my own bundle of joy in my arms. However, looking forwards, the knowledge that such a centre has been set up allows me to hope. Although miscarriage is such a sadly common occurrence, until this point it has not received the attention, and investment, it deserves. To know that will all change from this point forward helps me, and hopefully many other women, couples and families.
Keep up to date on all news relating to the centre here, but also on Tommy’s social media channels: