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While the vast majority of face-to-face support is on hold for the time being due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are continuing to provide support remotely wherever possible. Below you can find contact details for all our projects, along with brief details about what they are offering families in...


Being a Doula in lockdown

Jane Longthorn, 42 is a volunteer doula with Bradford Doulas and has supported four expectant mums over the last 18 months. When she started supporting her fifth mum, Aneesah, COVID-19 struck. Jane was worried that she would not be able to support Aneesah during her pregnancy in the same way tha...


I’m now in a HAPPY place

Samina, 42, is mum to three daughters under the age of five, aged four, two and six months. Not surprisingly, she felt completely overwhelmed when pregnant with her third child while trying to cope with the demands of her two younger daughters. Thanks to attending the Better Start Bradford HAPPY co...


When our regular antenatal provision was put on hold due to COVID-19, we decided to develop virtual classes for pregnant women across the district to ensure they continued to receive professional advice and support during lockdown.  Our resident NHS Leadership Fellows, Dr Michelle Everitt a...


Nisa, 28, is mum to three children under the age of five. When her youngest son was born, she simply felt like she couldn’t face the world each day until support came in the form of Better Start Bradford’s Perinatal Support Service. The service has had such an impact on her life that she intend...


Talking Together during COVID-19

Mum of five, Sara Shah, 42, had thought everything was okay with her youngest son's language development until she completed a routine questionnaire as part of the Talking Together assessment for two-year olds focusing on his speech and language development. Her young son was surrounded by lots...