Mum Bub Hub is a National Lottery-funded social enterprise, based in East London, that aims to bridge the gap between before- and after-birth care for vulnerable and at-risk women, particularly in BAME communities.
Its recent grant will be used to launch the Support Hub, an accessible online resource, which allows new mothers across the capital to get help and share experiences as they feel socially isolated after giving birth, with lockdown making this worse.
Helping those in need
The new Support Hub will offer free perinatal education and personalised specialist help to women who are having difficulties accessing care due to financial troubles, long waiting lists or for those who are unaware of how to get access to services.
The funding will enable Mum Bub Hub to collaborate with experts in maternity care, including perinatal psychiatrists, prenatal and perinatal educators, holistic wellness coaches and doulas to provide the best support to new mothers.
Mum Bub Hub’s new support service comes at a good time, with the Pre and Post-Natal Depression Advice and Support (PANDAS) service reporting a 75% increase in calls from new mothers to their helpline in the first week of lockdown alone.
A holistic approach
Mum Bub Hub, which champions a holistic approach to postpartum recovery and self-care, has also launched a natural and handcrafted product range, with all profits going towards social goals.
Nyree-Dawn Adams, Founder of Mum Bub Hub says:
“Now more than ever, an accessible approach is necessary for the challenges pregnant and new mums are now facing with social distancing in place. We understand that women and birthing people are feeling even more isolated than ever and are having increased anxieties and concerns and need practical support about how to adapt to changing circumstances.”