Our doula service provides practical and emotional support to vulnerable and isolated pregnant women during and after their pregnancies.

Our services users come from a range of backgrounds and can be:

  • Vulnerable local women, asylum seekers or refugees
  • Feeling vulnerable and/or alone
  • Suffering poor mental health (anxiety, low mood, depression)
  • Suffering limited or no financial resources
  • Living with complex situations (illness. homelessness, domestic abuse)
  • Affected by adverse childhood events
  • Lacking parenting skills
  • Lacking an understanding of life in the UK

The services we offer are twofold:

Practical support

  • Supporting services users during labour and childbirth
  • Assisting women on their return home after childbirth
  • Providing breastfeeding support
  • Assisting in the preparation of formula feeds

Emotional support

  • Meeting with service users during their pregnancies
  • Providing support at appointments
  • Speaking up for service users so they can focus on their needs
  • Encouraging service users to connect with the wider community (e.g. attending postnatal/baby groups)

Who can make a referral?

  • Service users themselves
  • Friends/family
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Social workers
  • Domestic abuse support services
  • Housing associations
  • Sexual health organisations
  • West Midlands Police
  • Refugee support services

She still helps and encourages me. She has got me clothes for me and my baby. She introduced me to a Mother and Baby group in my area and spent time with me there until I got settled. Her phone call cheers me up. I like her. I like her a lot.

Doula service user

To refer yourself or a mum to our service, just complete this form or call us on 07881 300533.