Woman-centred and trauma-informed

"They made me feel comfortable and included and there was no judgement"

We are a women’s organisation, delivering woman-to-woman support. Much of our work draws on a long tradition of female family and community members supporting women around the time of birth, which is seen in the doula movement of today. 

Choice and empowerment are at the heart of the way we work. Women choose whether or not to engage with us and our support is unconditional. We provide women with evidence-based information and support them with their choices. 

By working alongside women with lived experience as well as with peer-researchers and peer-supporters, we are able to keep our services and our policy and campaigns work focused on what women really need and want.

The women we work with have experienced the extent and impact of deeply entrenched health and social inequalities. These inequalities, which include racism, have long been evident in women’s experiences of maternity care and their outcomes, with reports compiled by MBRRACE-UK repeatedly highlighting significantly higher maternal mortality rates among women from Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and and those living in the most deprived areas. We believe these inequalities must be addressed with ambition and urgency at national, regional and local levels.


Birth Companions is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1120934 at Dalton House, 60 Windsor Avenue, London SW19 2RR. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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