Community Parents

Pregnancy and becoming a parent can have many ups and downs, and sometimes seems like a whole new world.

Community Parents

Community Parents is a group of local mums who have received training to provide one-to-one support during pregnancy and up to 8 months after your baby is born. They will provide practical and emotional support through the changes, empowering you without “taking over”.

The scheme is open to all first-time mums living on the Isle of Dogs.

Quaystone has been delighted to help fund Community Parents in running workshops where antenatal and postnatal mums can meet to discuss a variety of topics. This has been hugely popular and provides help for birth and early parenthood. Please see the website below for details.

Pregnancy and birth are key periods of transition in an individual’s life and can be the driver for making important choices and changes. Community Parents are trained volunteers and offer effective support to mum and dads-to-be, to foster a positive experience and help prevent future difficulties.

For pregnant & new mums:

  • Community Parents provide one-to-one support
  • They share information on local services for pregnant women and new mums
  • Offer non-judgemental practical & emotional support
  • Free anti-natal & post-natal Pilates sessions
  • They aim to help you feel confident and prepared for parenthood

They also run weekly exercise classes that suggest a small donation run by fully qualified instructors.

For further details please click on link below:

Rachel Redfearn is a midwife and founder of this initiative. She left her position as lecturer in Midwifery in 2008 and went into Community Development work in 2009 after giving birth to her third child. She founded ‘Community Parents’ in 2012 and has seen many people in the local community benefit from the help provided.

She can be contacted on 07759 142552 or by email



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