Peer support is life changing for
mothers, fathers and babies. 

How to get involved?

Do you want to make the difference of a lifetime?

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Author: Julie Clark

Developing successful perinatal peer support

Whether you are a provider or a commissioner - make it work from the beginning.

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What we offer and where

We offer a range of friendly and free activities during pregnancy, birth and after the birth.

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How do parents benefit?

93% of the parents we support report improved wellbeing 3 months after the birth.

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Latest news

  • Recruiting for - Midwife consultant

    Are you passionate about the power of peer support during pregnancy, birth and beyond? An exciting new opportunity is available for an experienced and innovative midwife to join Parents 1st on a consultancy basis. Read more

  • Bump, birth and beyond - BBC 4 Women's hour

    Woman’s Hour has been following three dads, whose partners gave birth a year ago, for their series Bump, birth and beyond. Read more

  • Building Baby's Minds event

    Faye, Chantelle, Terina & Jo presented at the AVIG UK Building Baby's Minds event hosted by the NSPCC. Read more

Latest Events

  • Antenatal information sessions March 2019 (Thurrock)

    For mums-to-be living within Thurrock. A set of informal themed antenatal information drop-in sessions, covering health and wellbeing for mum and baby, practical baby care and preparing for labour and birth. Read more

  • Antenatal information sessions March 2019 (Basildon)

    For mums-to-be living within Basildon, Billericay and Wickford. A set of informal themed antenatal information drop-in sessions, covering health and wellbeing for mum and baby, practical baby care and preparing for labour and birth. Read more

  • Workshops for expectant Dads April 2019 (Basildon)

    Just for dads! A 4 week FREE antenatal course in Basildon for expectant dads covering: Labour and birth; Relaxation for you and your partner; Practical baby-care; Changes ahead. Read more

  • Workshops for expectant Dads March 2019 (Thurrock)

    Just for dads! A 4 week FREE antenatal course in Thurrock for expectant dads covering: Labour and birth; Relaxation for you and your partner; Practical baby-care; and changes ahead. Read more