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 following baby-loss and adverse pregnancy events. This programme builds on work funded by Genesis in 2015.
We will also focus on the role of infections in miscarriage and are aiming to develop new ultrasound techniques for looking at developmental abnormalities at very early stages of pregnancy and investigating new diagnostic tests for chromosome problems to help explain why some miscarriages occur.