A birth/postnatal companion, also known as a doula, is someone who is trained to support others in a caring and respectful way through significant
and, in some cases, traumatic events—mainly childbirth and early parenthood.
An ever-increasing research base shows that the presence of a doula can lead to better birth outcomes, particularly for socially disadvantaged or low income individuals, as well as those facing language/cultural barriers and/or giving birth alone.
What we provide
Our volunteer birth and postnatal companions provide practical and emotional support to birthing people from pregnancy up to 12 weeks following birth. They receive extensive professional training in how to offer non-medical, trauma-enhanced care.
Through our Amma Family Programme, we facilitate opportunities for the parents we support to connect with one another. The Programme encompasses peer support groups, parenting information workshops, and social activities.
Information & advocacy
We provide our clients with the information and resources needed to make informed choices about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. When necessary, we will advocate on behalf of the individuals we support to ensure their choices are heard and their rights upheld to mitigate health inequalities.