Meet the 'maternity buddies' helping new mothers
16 November 2012 Last updated at 11:26 GMT
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.