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WHY 1000?

PREGNANCY TWINNING now supports Mums through pregnancy and the most formative phase of their baby’s life; the first 1,000 days from conception to their 2nd birthday. Research shows that a baby’s brain is developing and expanding at an exponential rate during this critical period. At the time when Mum’s have a thousand dreams for their child’s future, the brain is being built to enable these dreams – or not.

In some countries in Africa, 40-50% of children are physically and mentally stunted by the time they reach their 5th birthday – due in large part to the effects of their first 1000 days! Soberingly, this is a start from which they probably will never recover. The good news is that small changes have been shown to make a huge difference – and it’s the best performing investment you can make!

In the UK also, a child’s mental and later physical health is framed to a large extent in those first 1000 days. If you’re struggling with stress, anxiety or depression during pregnancy or after birth as a new mum, help is available here!

Whether you’re  an expectant or new mum in the UK with inspiring dreams for your baby,  or you just want to help a mum in Africa with her dreams, we’re twinning pregnancies across the world, and helping to make the most of those first 1000 days.

1000 dreams –  our 3-year goal is to see 1000 mums in Africa, and 1000 mums in the UK, be fully supported during their first 1000 days. Will you be one of the 1000 supporters needed to reach this goal?

Please help thousands of mums - be one of the first 1000 supporters !

We are working in Africa, giving mum’s support through Mother Buddies, and in the UK, providing resources for mum’s to make the most of their first 1000 days.


We provide support for good mental health and wellbeing for expectant and new mums in the UK - for example, if your feeling stressed, anxious or depressed check out our free resources, or book online counselling!

Download free resources, or book counselling

We provide vulnerable pregnant women and their families in Malawi and Nigeria with a 'Mother Buddy' who visits them at home to give them support through the first 1000 days

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7 wishes every parent has for their child - What are yours?

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Please will you help a mum and her baby in Africa to make the most of the first 1000 days and make a difference for a lifetime!

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MEET some families who have been supported through the first 1000 days

Meet Judith and other mums and their children. They are all have children who are at least 2 years old and they and their families have been supported by a Mother Buddy in the IMPACT programme in Malawi. They explain just what a difference the support has made to them!

Read their stories