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Baby Lifeline is a unique national charity supporting the care of pregnant women and newborn babies all over the UK and worldwide.

Recognised as one of the UK’s leading mother and newborn baby charities, it has attracted the support of leading figures from the health service who sit on the charity’s advisory panel and A-list celebrities who fulfil the roles of Patrons who strive to draw attention to this hugely important charity.

Our Story

Driven by the personal loss of three premature babies, Judy Ledger formed Baby Lifeline in 1981. As a registered nurse and a bereaved mother, Judy brought both an understanding of the tragedy of losing a baby and also of the exceptional skills and dedication shown by medical professionals often in adverse and under-resourced conditions.

From setting out to raise funds for just one incubator for Coventry’s Neonatal Unit after losing her third baby – Stuart, Judy has led Baby Lifeline to what it is today. The charity has raised over £14 million, which has equipped and supported specialist training in maternity units across the UK, as well as providing training internationally. These training services are delivered by a not-for-profit social enterprise company – Baby Lifeline Training Ltd (registered company no: 6487982).

It is a sad fact that even with the advances in medical care and science today that every day, on average, 14 babies are stillborn or pass away within their first four weeks of life in the UK. On average 1 mother a day will also die in the UK.

So there is still a lot more work to be done.

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We have teamed up with Just Giving & Charities Aid Foundation to accept debit and credit cards online.