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

Get Support

If you need support from a Pregnancy Pal or Birth Buddy 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 and partners

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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