In our area, there are desperate mothers and families who lack items of baby equipment which are viewed as absolute necessities by the majority of people in this country. Perhaps
• Not having any winter maternity clothes to cover their bump?
• Not having shampoo and body wash to take into hospital?
• Cutting up scraps of material to use as sanitary towels and breast-pads
following the birth?
• Being unable to leave the house because they do not have nappies and baby
clothes for their little one?
These families may come from a variety of backgrounds – young people recently out of local authority care with no family support, women fleeing domestic violence, unable to take their own and their baby's belongings with them, families in desperate financial need.
We would very much like to support these families and try to make their
experience of pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood a little easier.
We currently cover North and East Northamptonshire, and we are happy to advise other groups who want to set up a similar project in their area.
Brighter Beginnings was originally founded in affiliation with the North and East Northamptonshire branch of the NCT. The NCT is the UK's leading charity for parents. Every year they support thousands of people through the incredible life changing experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. The NCT wants all parents to have an experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood that enriches their lives and gives them confidence in being a parent.