Expectant mums and dads in South Essex Get help in South Essex Why a Pregnancy Pal? How often will I see a Pregnancy Pal and where? A Pregnancy Pal usually visits on a weekly or fortnightly basis for an hour or two. You can choose what you would like to do together and the timing is agreed between you. The visits usually take place in the privacy of your home but you can meet at a local café if you prefer. A Pregnancy Pal may accompany you to an appointment or when going along to a local group for the first time or even just going to the shops together.