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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...


Sophie’s Voice

As we say ‘au revoir’ to our Programme Administrator, Sophie, 27, as she starts her maternity leave. We thought it would be interesting to find out whether working at Better Start Bradford has had an impact on her own pregnancy journey. We asked Sophie a few questions before she starts her mo...


How to glow on the outside

Despite the grey, drizzly conditions of a late spring Bradford morning, 85 early years and health professionals learned how to shine at our first official Nurturing Knowledge event. Dr Happy – AKA Andy Cope of Art of Brilliance – challenged attendees to take on a society that does everything ...


The ‘FACE’ of Better Start Bradford

Never has a team been so appropriately named! Better Start Bradford’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Team are indeed the ‘face’ of Better Start Bradford and can be found out and about in our community spreading our messaging to give babies the best start in life. We managed to catch th...