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How maternity mates are supporting pregnant women

Maternity Mates  recruit, train and match-up volunteer Maternity Mates with pregnant women in need of extra support in East London (Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest). The volunteers offer practical and emotional support to disadvantaged pregnant women, any time from the 5th month of pregnancy, through childbirth and up until the early weeks of motherhood.  

Matenity Mates is run by Women’s Health & Family Services, an East London community health charity focused on health & empowerment issues for local women & families. They have plans to expand Maternity Mates into other London boroughs, and then offer nationwide service. Some Maternity Mates volunteers are as young as 18. 

Maternity Mates have a target of helping 1000 pregnant mums by August 2019 and are very much on track, having helped around 800 so far. Last year they recruited over 100 new volunteers and at least 30% continue each year.

Contact: Jasmin Begum, Programme Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 07960 327 760/020 7377 9640


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