Bump Start

Bump Start is a support service for pregnant women and their partners living in the North East and North West of Edinburgh. Bump Starts main focus is to prepare women for pregnancy and parenthood and feel confident to make positive choices for themselves and their families. These services are delivered in conjunction with City of Edinburgh Council Lifelong Learning.

The Bump Start team has three components: Parenting coordinators, Health and Literacy and Pregnancy Café.

  • The parenting coordinators primarily work with women one to one. Every woman is different therefore the parenting coordinator and pregnant woman will agree on what support needs the pregnant woman has and how we can help the woman achieve them.
  • The Health and literacy team provide one to ones and group work sessions. The sessions are around literacy, numeracy and understanding and using health information and health services.
  • Pregnancy cafes are weekly, informal sessions which women can attend by dropping in or being referred. Sessions include a warm welcome and food, as well as an educational input to support pregnancy and parenting.