Improving the lives of mothers and babies facing multiple disadvantages
Birth Companions was founded in 1996 to support pregnant women and new mothers in Holloway Prison. Since then we’ve developed an expertise in the needs of perinatal women in the most difficult and disadvantaged circumstances and have become the UK’s leading organisation in this field.
The women we work with face a range of difficulties which can often make the birth of their baby a time of anxiety, stress and hardship. These can include being in prison, immigration issues, homelessness, financial difficulties, mental ill-health, involvement with social services and a history of domestic violence or sexual abuse.
We support mothers who experience several of these issues at the same time, making them particularly vulnerable at this important point in their lives. The right support can make a huge difference to the outcomes of mothers and their babies.