Preterm birth

Preterm birth

Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age. Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely, and sadly the figure is still rising.1 These babies (born before 37 weeks of pregnancy) are often critically ill and...
Stillbirth and late pregnancy loss

Stillbirth 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 our landmark research on the microbiome, we are now aiming to fund...
Miscarriage

Miscarriage

Today, 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Our research has revealed how bacteria cause miscarriage and is now building on our understanding of the microbiome’s significance as well as developing treatments. Current Research The relationship between the...
Fertility and Reproductive Health

Fertility and Reproductive Health

What happens during early fetal development has a profound impact on health that lasts a lifetime. It is clear that if we wish to genuinely impact on rates of disease and disability in the population at large, we must invest in research to better understand and treat...