Duchess pays tribute to parents in baby loss week
THE Duchess of Cambridge has paid tribute to “inspirational” bereaved parents helping scientists understand more about the death of premature babies.
To mark Baby Loss Awareness Week, Kate visited a research centre to hear about the work done by charity Tommy’s to reduce rates of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.
At the Institute of Reproductive and Development Biology at Imperial College London – which is part of Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research – the Duchess heard several moving accounts from women have lost babies.
Kate said: “A lot of the research and the support for organisations is being driven by parents who have been through this experience and want to help others. It is so inspirational.”
Professor Phillip Bennett, director of the centre, said: “One in four women experience miscarriage at least once in their reproductive lifetime and most never find out why as healthcare professionals often simply don’t know. This can and must change.”