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

The stuff about stuff

Feb 18, 2021

Photo: Miranda Mayle When you find out someone is pregnant, it is a beautiful thing to be excited about the gorgeous gifts to celebrate a new baby. You might imagine a nursery filled to the brim with blankets, cute outfits and soft toys ready to greet the little one home. Every...

Grateful with grit in 2021!

Jan 21, 2021

Babes tribe, we are here.  And let's face it, after the year that was, just that feels like an achievement. We are so grateful.  But you know us - at Babes, we are always determined to achieve more, for every mama doing it tough! In February last year, our "more"...

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...

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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