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 volunteers for Basildon, Canvey Island and Thurrock

    Are you ready to do something amazing? Could you give some time to help parents-to-be have a healthy pregnancy, a positive birth and give their babies the best start in life? Read more

  • VIG success

    Congratulations to Terina and Celia on reaching milestones in their VIG training. Read more

  • 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

Latest Events

  • Teenage antenatal information sessions May 2019 (Basildon)

    For teenage 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

  • Antenatal information sessions April 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

  • Workshops for expectant Dads June 2019 (Basildon)

    Just for dads! 4 FREE workshops 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 May 2019 (Thurrock)

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