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Calling all Bristol Birth Workers

Project MAMA needs you.

We are looking for local doulas, midwifes, antenatal educators and other birth workers to join

our team of volunteer Mother Companions.

Our Mother Companions ensure each mama-to-be gives birth safely, makes informed choices and receives the nurturing support they need for a positive birth and early parenting experience.

Our specialist team of volunteer Mother Companions practice trauma-informed care and we work closely with the NHS and and other non-profit organisations to ensure and individual needs are met in a culturally safe way. We extol compassion and solidarity by supporting women who have overcome significant adversity on their journey to motherhood.

Project MAMA exists so that no woman goes without the compassionate and nurturing presence of a birth companion so she can give birth safely and confidently. 

Who can volunteer as a Mother Companion? Applicants will have birth-room experience. They could also have experience in antenatal support, breastfeeding support, parenting experience or have completed doula training or midwife training or training in holistic therapies. Additional spoken languages are an advantage. 

We encourage birth workers with a lived experience of the immigration to the UK to apply to volunteer as we feel that the nuance of understanding can hugely benefit this role. We also look forward to receiving applications from people with experience supporting displaced women.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and sections of the community.

As a Mother Companion you will receive training in Cultural Safety, Birth Trauma Awareness, Perinatal Mental Health, FGM Training, Safeguarding, and other relevant topics, as well as an induction to the role.

You can read more information about becoming a Mother Companion by downloading our Information for Mother Companion Volunteers document.

For any enquiries about the role, please contact Fiona at fiona@projectmama.org. To apply, please send us a message via our Contact form.

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