Offering life changing peer support for
mothers, fathers and babies in Essex. 

Information and support during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out what local support services can help you through pregnancy, birth and beyond during coronavirus.


Author: Nicole Ranaweera


If you need support at this time, and live in Thurrock, Basildon or Canvey Island, please get in touch with our team on 01268 525758 or email [email protected]


Author: Nicole Ranaweera

How to get involved?

Do you want to make the difference of a lifetime?


Author: Julie Clark

For expectant dads

Dads have told us that they would like to meet up with other Dads and would like more information about pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent.



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  • Volunteers Week 2020

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  • Pregnancy Pals go live with new online support group!

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