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'Enjoyed it. It was informative, helpful, insightful and motivating'.

“The course has made me realise that the community in which you live... it’s really important to be aware... I’ve never really felt part of my community. It’s going to be really good to work alongside like-minded people and to gradually be part of the change... that anything is possible.”

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Parents 1st Volunteers

I want to be one

If you are interested in becoming a Pregnancy Pal or Birth Buddy, it is important to think about what is involved and whether you could commit to carrying out the role.

Please note that at present we are only funded to recruit new volunteers who live in the Basildon and Canvey Island area but we hope to be able to expand soon.

There are lots of things to consider so please browse our website further to decide whether it might be for you. The time commitment can vary from week to week depending on the needs of the expectant parents you will be supporting.  If you decide you would like to express an interest in being a Pregnancy Pal or Birth Buddy, you can fill out an enquiry form or simply contact us.

I want to meet one           

We offer a service that we feel can help bridge the gap between parents-to-be and professionals. Our aim is to enable you to experience the best possible pregnancy and to feel confident as a new parent by supporting you through pregnancy, birth and 6 weeks after your baby is born.

If you feel you could benefit from our service or want further information then please continue to browse our website.  If you then decide you would like a Pregnancy Pal or Birth Buddy, you can fill out a self-referral or simply contact us.