Terina started volunteering in 2016 when the last of her five sons went to school. After focussing on family life for eight years, she saw a Parents 1st Essex leaflet in one of her children's school letters, looking for volunteers. This encouraged her to sign-up and she hasn’t looked back since. The knowledge and confidence Terina has gained has been enormous. 

Terina started her role as a peer supporter in October 2019. She was overjoyed to be back working again doing something that she loved - helping, sharing and preparing families for their babies. Terina has attended many births  and says "Seeing a baby born is such a wonderful experience, one that I will never forget. I enjoy meeting all new mums to be within my outreach work and in clinic. It’s a very rewarding role." 

“Parents 1st Essex has made me a better parent without knowing it! I also gained a City and Guilds qualification through my role. It has been so nice to hear the wonderful feedback from parents at the end of our support, because that means that I have done what I should and helped them along their way on their pregnancy journey and during the three months post birth.”