Supporting women living in refuge who are pregnant.
In England and Wales 1.6 million women reported experiencing domestic abuse in 2019, pregnancy is a trigger for domestic abuse and has a negative impact for the women and her baby.
60% of domestic abuse survivors are mothers and 1 in 15 are pregnant women.
It is not easily identified by professionals as domestic abuse is complex and often involves different patterns of behaviour including, controlling, threatening, violent, coercive, degrading, and sexual assaults.
It does not only occur between couples. It is important to note that all family members can be involved in domestic abuse.
To help support pregnant women seeking or living in refuge the Real Birth Company has pledged to provide access to the Real Birth Workshop for any pregnant women who is being supported by Women’s Aid or other associated refuge, to help plan for their birth in a safe environment.
Supporting our military families.
We have begun our journey to help support military families, we have pledged to the Armed Forces Covenant that we actively support the armed service community, and we recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservist, Veterans and military families contribute to our country.
The Real Birth Company will endeavour in our business to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant which include:
-no member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compares to any other citizen.
We are trying to raise the awareness of the importance of antenatal support accessibility no matter where they are posted.
Our Armed Forces Covenant Pledge
The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge that we collectively acknowledge and understand that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, as well as their families, should continually be treated fairly and with respect within the community, economy and society. This support is maintained by helping members and ex-members of the armed forces to have the same access to government and commercial services as any other citizen would.