Birth Companions

Birth Companions

Birth Companions is a unique charity providing support and care to pregnant women and women with new babies who would otherwise be alone and isolated at one of the most important times of their lives – becoming a mother.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1120934)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£20,455

Donations

105

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

We support pregnant women and new mothers in prison and the community. The women we work with face a range of difficulties such as housing Issues, domestic and sexual violence, trafficking, mental health issues, a history of drug and alcohol problems and involvement with social services. What they have in common is isolation and a lack of support which can make being pregnant and having a new baby a time of anxiety and stress instead of the special, happy experience it should be.

Solution

Being pregnant, giving birth and becoming a mother is a life-changing time for a woman. The flexible, compassionate services we offer to women facing severe disadvantage helps them feel more positive about themselves as mothers. Practical and emotional support provides them with a strong basis for parenting, enabling them to give their babies a better start in life. All our services are women led and focus on giving women non judgemental support that they ask us for.

  • They helped me focus on my baby and the fact that I‚Äôm pregnant even though I‚Äôm in prison

    — Helen, Service User

  • They are so lovely and caring as well as supportive and always make sure that if any of us expectant mums have any questions or worries that we were able to ask them

    — Katie, Service User

  • What the birth companion did for this woman was truly remarkable, and I will never forget it

    — Esther Sharma, Midwife

  • They helped me focus on my baby and the fact that I’m pregnant even though I’m in prison

    — Helen, Service User

  • They are so lovely and caring as well as supportive and always make sure that if any of us expectant mums have any questions or worries that we were able to ask them

    — Katie, Service User

  • What the birth companion did for this woman was truly remarkable, and I will never forget it

    — Esther Sharma, Midwife