About us

Borne is committed to making childbirth safer for mothers and babies, ensuring every child’s first day on earth would not be their hardest.

Borne brings scientists and doctors together to advance our understanding of pregnancy and to identify treatments and training that will improve pregnancy outcomes and optimise fetal development.

Research provides the foundations for lasting change.  85% of women who go into preterm labour are not identified to be at risk.  Borne was founded in 2012 by Professor Mark Johnson to support research that advances our understanding of pregnancy and identifies solutions to prevent or delay the onset of premature labour.  We will make no progress in managing the complications of pregnancy until we understand the underlying physiological processes that are involved in normal and abnormal pregnancy and labour.