The Babes Project

Empowering and supporting women in their pregnancy and early parenting.

Rewriting Motherhood

Every woman needs support, knowledge and an understanding ally to thrive in her motherhood. The Babes Project empowers new mamas to face the fears, tears and challenges, through pregnancy and the first crucial year of baby’s life.

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The Babes Project works with women facing crisis and challenging pregnancies. Our proven perinatal program is delivered by trained and experienced volunteers.

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Expectant Mother


Individual appointments and group activities, vital goods to prepare for baby's arrival, advocacy to health care and other agencies

Baby Book


Hands-on and practical preparation for birth and parenting, facilitated by experienced professionals

Holding Hands

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One-on-one practical planning sessions to help new mamas visualise and achieve the family life they want


Jackie's Story

“Everyone’s capable of being strong. I used to think everything was impossible, but nothing’s impossible now.”

Before her pregnancy, Jackie's life was spiralling, as toxic relationships and habits undermined her health, and her happiness. With the support of The Babes Project, the determined young woman quit drugs and had little Cleo, despite tough circumstances.

“I couldn’t have turned my life around for anything else, but everything is worth it for her.”

Stories From Our Blog

When it's never mattered more, will you stand up for vulnerable mums?

Nov 22, 2020

Amidst all the tough, strange and downright horrible aspects of terrible 2020, we've all seen one reliable bit of normality.  Babies just kept being born.   Lockdowns across Melbourne meant for the first time in 11 years, The Babes Project had to close our physical doors to vulnerable pregnant women and...

Babes labour prep to help every new mum

Jul 13, 2020

From the earliest days of The Babes Project, we’ve worked to prepare and empower women for pregnancy and motherhood, in the face of every kind of crisis. But it shouldn’t take a crisis to connect new mamas with the information and advice they need to feel confident for their journey....

EOFY - and what a year - means new mums need support more than ever

Jun 23, 2020

Every day and more than ever in the current crisis, women need support to prepare for motherhood. Photo by Miranda Mayle Photography.   Wow. No doubt about it, 2020 has already been a brutal year. And while we'd like to think the worst is behind us, chances are it's going to...

Rewriting Motherhood Book

We Wrote a Book!

The Babes Project's Rewriting Motherhood book was launched in Queen's Hall of Parliament House on Wednesday 10th May and it was amazing!

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