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:
- 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
- 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
- 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.