Volunteer Birth & Postnatal Partners
No Woman Need Birth Alone
Our Purpose - For all women to have access to birth partner support during pregnancy, birth and the first weeks with their new-born baby
Our Mission -
Support women who would otherwise be alone, to achieve better outcomes for both mother and baby in relation to pregnancy, birth and the early post-natal period
Increase women’s access to information, awareness of options, and sign-post to professional services where appropriate
Provide 24 hour support during labour and delivery
Liaise with other agencies to coordinate support for the overall well-being of the family
Influence policy, practice and public opinion in support of our charitable purposes
Encourage integration of women with different life experiences to support each other through pregnancy, the early weeks of motherhood, and beyond
Create an environment and organisational structure where our volunteers feel informed, supported and free from discrimination
The Birth Partner Project provides the following services to women without a birth partner who cannot pay for a Doula:
Support in pregnancy to understand choices and prepare for birth
Support during established labour from a trained, volunteer birth partner
Support and friendship in the days after the birth of their baby
Signposting to appropriate sources of information and help
We take referrals from the following channels:
GPs, Midwives, Obstetricians, Health Visitors
Voluntary Sector Organisations
Speak to your midwife if you would like to be referred to us
We are currently looking for a Creative Digital Inclusion Officer.
This is a part-time role based in Cardiff which focuses on enabling the women we support to access a range of online resources, information and workshops. The ideal candidate will have excellent facilitation skills and be committed to improving the lives of women seeking sanctuary.
For further details about the role please see the job description and person specification here.
Applications can be submitted in the form of a CV and cover letter to
The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 5 July 2021.
“thank you for everything you have done for us”
“nothing beats human touch and a bit of compassion”
“it is a real privilege to be able to support a woman as she becomes a mother, every woman deserves to have support if she wishes”
Volunteer Birth Partner
“The Birth Partner Project volunteers were like having family with me"