Specialist support for pregnant woman and new mothers facing disadvantage
Birth Companions has been providing practical and emotional support to pregnant women and new mothers experiencing multiple disadvantage for over 20 years.
Our services in prisons across England and in the community in London are delivered by staff and volunteers who are highly experienced in supporting perinatal women in the most difficult of circumstances. They are woman centred, trauma-informed and non judgemental.
Research shows that if a woman feels well-supported around the time of giving birth, she is better able to look after her baby. The presence of an experienced and consistent birth supporter leads to shorter labours, with fewer interventions. We evaluate our services regularly to make sure they meet women’s needs and have a positive impact.