Breastfeeding and birthing partners project

Due to industrial action between our waste contractor FCC and Unison, there may be disruption to waste collection services in Hull between Tuesday 1st May and Monday 14th May.

Due to the disruption, collections may be earlier or later than normal so we would encourage residents to make sure their bin is presented for collection by 7am.

We appreciate residents’ patience through this period of potential service disruption.

The Goodwin Doula project

The Goodwin Doula project supports vulnerable or isolated women who would benefit from the extra support of a volunteer doula in their -

  • pregnancy
  • birth
  • postnatal period

We can support with -

  • antenatal and postnatal appointments
  • be a birth partner
  • help with emotional and practical aspects of adjusting to being a new parent

Visit the Goodwin Development Trust website to find out more

Breastfeeding Peer Support Service

The Breastfeeding Peer Support Service supports all women who want to breastfeed. The support is for as long as you need and includes -

  • providing information in the antenatal period
  • helping soon after birth in hospital
  • providing home bvisits
  • community groups
  • helpline in the postnatal period

Referral

You can refer yourself to either project by talking to your -

  • midwife
  • health visitor
  • email doulaproject@goodwintrust.org
  • telephone the office on 01482 497 811
  • telephone the breastfeeding helpline on 07980 731 013 between 8am and 10pm

If you would like to find out how to become a volunteer doula or 'birthing partner' for vulnerable women across Hull. This service is provided by Goodwin development trust.