Providing volunteer birth partners to ensure women who want support, can access it
About The Birth Partner Project (TBPP)
The initial project was started based on evidence that a number of asylum-seeking women were being moved to Cardiff late in their pregnancy. As a result these women had no network of friends or family to support them during the latter stages of pregnancy, the birth and early post-natal period. This is a time when women may ordinarily feel anxious and emotional. Feeling unsupported could make the experience even more stressful than it needs to be, potentially affecting birth outcomes, especially in terms of maternal mental health.
Our mission is not restricted to asylum-seeking women and TBPP aims to provide support to any woman who does not have a local support network, does not have the resources to pay for a Doula or other support, and would like a birth partner.
Our volunteers are DBS checked, trained in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and also in support skills for birth and the postnatal period. Volunteers work collaboratively with women and the maternity services to improve experiences and well-being among service users. For more information on our charity, our volunteers or our services please contact us and we will be happy to provide further information.