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'Midwives aren't doing home visits, friends can't be there... so we're here to help' - Ex-solicitor Claire providing support to new mums

 

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Claire Hackett with husband Mark Hackett and their children James, Matthew and Nina. Claire helps with a new mums support group. Picture Colm O'Reilly Sunday Life 18-05-2020

Claire Hackett with husband Mark Hackett and their children James, Matthew and Nina. Claire helps with a new mums support group. Picture Colm O'Reilly Sunday Life 18-05-2020

Claire Hackett

Claire Hackett

Claire Hackett for new mums. Claire with her family

Claire Hackett for new mums. Claire with her family

Claire Hackett with husband Mark Hackett and their children James, Matthew and Nina. Claire helps with a new mums support group. Picture Colm O'Reilly Sunday Life 18-05-2020

Cutbacks to maternity services during the Covid-19 crisis have led a Tyrone woman to launch a support service for new mums.

Sisterhood of Motherhood is a new social enterprise project being set up by Dungannon mum-of-three and former solicitor, Claire Hackett.

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Claire Hackett for new mums. claire hackett and sister Denise Dolan

Claire Hackett for new mums. claire hackett and sister Denise Dolan

Claire Hackett for new mums. claire hackett and sister Denise Dolan

To help get her venture off the ground, Claire has raised £2,000 through crowdfunding to make 'Support Her Bags' for pregnant women, with the proceeds from sales used to fund the project.