Expectant mums and dads in South Essex What we offer and where What we offer and where We offer a range of friendly and free activities during pregnancy, birth and after the birth. They include: One-to-one visits to expectant mothers and fathers from a Pregnancy Pal; Birth Buddy support; Keeping active before and after birth (Laindon and Canvey Island only); Dads network; Once in a lifetime videos; Groups. These take place in the following areas: Basildon; Billericay; Wickford; Thurrock; Canvey Island. You may meet one of our team when you attend an appointment with your midwife at an antenatal clinic. It’s a great way to chat and get to know a volunteer Pregnancy Pal. They can share lots of useful information and help you to find out about local services in your area.