Welcome to the Bethel Doula Service

We provide help and emotional support to refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable or isolated women in Birmingham during pregnancy, child-birth and once their babies have been born - as part of the Bethel Health and Healing Network.

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How we help

The Bethel Doula Service helps expectant and new mothers in and around Birmingham, UK.

Doula volunteers


Bethel Doula Service volunteers are often birth partners for the mothers we support.

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Refer a Mum

If you need our help, or you know someone who does; download our form to make a referral today.


Help support vulnerable migrant mothers

For most women, pregnancy is an expensive time for joy and family celebration. However, for vulnerable women seeking asylum, this time is often fraught with worry and stress. Many women live in poverty. Some have no access to any money at all - as they are unable to work or claim benefits due to their pending immigration status. Many asylum seeking mothers-to-be simply do not know if or how they will be able to afford basic essential provisions such as nappies and baby clothes.

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Make a donation

Our volunteers offer vulnerable mothers much needed support. They also obtain essential mother and baby provisions from local partner organisations. Your donation will help us to obtain vital mother and baby items that cannot be sourced through our networks.

We are recruiting volunteers!

Becoming a volunteer doula can be very rewarding. Our volunteers are a diverse group ranging from prospective midwives and lawyers, to refugees and asylum seekers who are able to empathise with the mothers we support in a system they are now much more familiar with. All volunteers work through a specially developed training programme covering topics ranging from breastfeeding, to safeguarding and female circumcision. If you have 2-3 hours per week to commit, and would like to find out more about volunteering with our service, please contact us on 0121 464 4417.

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Bethel Doula Service Events

Mother & baby picnic (event closed)
Mother & baby picnic (event closed)
  • 30 Aug
  • 12:00:00
  • Birmingham

Our last annual mother & baby picnic was held at a local church. Mothers who have received our support came along with their little ones to socialise with eachother, and the doulas, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of

Christmas party (event closed)
Christmas party (event closed)
  • 09 Dec
  • 10:00:00
  • Birmingham

After consulting with the women we support, for the final mother & baby group of 2014 we threw a Christmas party. Our special guest, Santa, brought lots of helpful gifts including blankets and baby clothes.

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    Thank you

    to our funders, sponsors, volunteers, and partners.

    Bethel Health and Healing Network would like to thank all of our volunteers, and the following organisations, for supporting our work over the last three years. It means the world to each and every mother that we help. [Information on funders to follow]