Birth Companions

Birth Companions

At Birth Companions we believe that no woman should go through pregnancy, birth and early motherhood on her own. That’s why we offer practical and emotional support to women experiencing multiple disadvantages before, during and after their baby’s birth.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1120934)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£23,425

Donations

133

Championed by The EQ Foundation

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice

    Helping

  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

  • I don't think I would have got through this without all their support.

    — Elysa

  • For the birth they were with me all the time, I was never alone.

    — Talia

  • I felt looked after and listened to. So much kindness.

    — Zenab

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. The impact of multiple challenges compounded by isolation and a lack of support 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-judgmental support that they ask us for.