"I had no family or friends by my side during pregnancy and birth but I wasn’t alone"
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 before, during and after their baby’s birth in prisons across England and in the community in London. It’s hard to sum up everything we do but women often tell us we are like family.
We think much more could be done to improve care for pregnant women and new mothers who experience multiple disadvantages in their lives. That’s why we lead research and develop policy to make services better during this crucial time.
Birth Companions is there to ensure every mother has the support she needs to give her baby the best possible start in life, whatever her circumstances.