Some things need to be there right from the start.

For example:

  • First-hand experience of the realities of being a parent
  • Being trustworthy and reliable
  • An ability to really listen
  • Being friendly, approachable and caring
  • Being non-judgemental

Once a Pregnancy Pal has completed the introductory training, it is important to attend ongoing training and support so as to develop new skills and to carry out the role effectively.