NURTURE THE BORDERS
NUTURE THE BORDERS is an award winning charity based in the Scottish Borders. We provide a comprehensive range of support services for women and their families during pregnancy and the first two years with baby. We specialise in maternal mental health and wellbeing.
Supporting you on your journey into parenthood
Nurture the Borders offered me all the support I needed before and after delivering my daughter.
The feeling of loneliness for not knowing anyone in the area (I moved to the Borders 6 months before giving birth) was just too much for me at that time, combined with a lot of worries for becoming a new parent. By having a meet up with my befriender on a weekly basis, I felt my new routine was established and the feeling of isolation was reduced (plus, through the mums space, I discovered a mum with a baby girl of my daughter's age who lived just down the road from my house and we started going out together until she moved away).
Moreover, because I was relying on public transport, meeting the befriender at home was a great help.
Finally, my mum befriender, Julie and Rosie were all such great people who gave me the emotional support I desperately needed! I could talk about absolutely anything without feeling judged. I think without their support, I wouldn't have been able to get where I am today.
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