The Prosperitys birth companions are here to empower, raise awareness and give practical & emotional support.
Prosperitys is a maternal wellbeing social enterprise specially designed to support Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) pregnant women in Lambeth and Southwark for free. They focus on prevention, social isolation and raising maternal mental health awareness. They want all expectant women to have a positive birth outcome.
Covid-19 service update
Prosperitys has decided to implement digital communications to replace the face to face services. They launched the Prosperitys Virtual Birth Companion last week, which is based in Southwark and Lambeth.
They are currently working on a setting up phone and text line, and are also putting together a weekly virtual group session which will be launch early May.
How the service normally works:
Prosperitys pair trained volunteers with pregnant woman from pregnant, birth and up to 6 month after birth.
The volunteers will spend 2/3 hours per week with the expectant mum.
The service is tailored to mum's needs, and can include:
Help prepare for birth
- Breastfeeding support
- Accompany expectant mums to Antenatal Appointment
- Monthly goal setting
- Home visit
- Weekly catch up (phone, email or face to face)
- Engage mums with services in the community (child centre, library etc.)
- Building rapport during and after birth, and more.