Maternity buddy at hospital
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Meet the 'maternity buddies' helping new mothers

Volunteers at a hospital in Wales have been taking part in a scheme offering support to new mothers.

The "maternity buddies" scheme at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, sees mothers, grannies and students, chatting to new mums on post-natal wards, picking up packs of nappies and carrying meal trays.

The hospital says volunteers will not do any work usually done by nurses, as the BBC's Jenny Hill reports.

  • 16 Nov 2012
  • From the section Health