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Four Doulas and a Baby!

It was widely speculated in the press that Meghan Markle may have used a doula to support her and Prince Harry with the birth of baby Archie. However, one local Bradford mum had to have the support of four volunteer doulas when she gave birth! After being induced on the Friday night, the mum in q...


Donah: Why I’m a volunteer doula

When mum of three, Donah Worsman, 37, spotted an advert for a volunteer doula with the Bradford Doulas, she jumped at the chance. Having had a difficult experience with the birth of her first child and then suffering from post-natal depression, she knew that she wanted to help women have really posi...


Why continuity of carer matters

Volunteer Doulas Bradford - Rosa's Story

At Better Start Bradford we have more than 20 projects supporting families in our area of Bradford. We were thrilled when we learned that two of our projects have been working together and supporting an isolated single mum through her birth journey, creating a continuity of carer that she had not ha...


Better Start Bradford is launching its Bradford Doulas project

In National Breastfeeding Celebration Week (26 June) Better Start Bradford is launching its Bradford Doulas project, which offers practical and emotional support to expectant families six weeks before the birth, during labour and six weeks after the birth, through trained volunteers. Big Lottery...


The motivation behind volunteering

Today is International Volunteers Day. Volunteers are an important part of our community, as they not only share their valuable time but also contribute their effort, knowledge and skills for the benefit of the wider community, including families with children under four. People volunteer for a r...