With 6 days until the end of our Save Babes Frankston campaign, one of our woman tells her story. Hear from Emma how vital The Babes Project was to her journey into motherhood.
When Emma came to Babes at the end of 2019, heavily pregnant with her daughter Savannah, she simply felt like she ‘couldn’t do it’.
“I’d just come out of a rocky relationship… I was really really not in the right mental space.”
Living with an aunty but far from friends, Emma felt very alone. The greatest thing she needed was “support… someone to listen, and just a friendly space.”
Savannah was born only a few days after Christmas in 2019, and not long after, Emma was a new mother, already vulnerable, in the midst of a pandemic. But The Babes Project remained present.
“You need people around you to raise your kid, you need the support. You can’t do it alone. And yes, there's other organisations... but they're not giving the support and help that we need. I went through a stage [in the pandemic] where I couldn't get nappies and wipes and I was telling Emma from Babes and she said- ‘here's the nappies’, ‘here's the wipes’.”
Like so many of our women, Emma says confidence was the greatest tool she gained from The Babes Project.
“You guys motivated me to take care of myself”, Emma shares.
“I don’t look at myself as a bad mum anymore. I always used to have negative thoughts about my parenting and now I’m a lot more confident with how I raise my kid.”
Savannah is now over a year old, and Emma’s current goals are to work or study, with the long-term goal of becoming a nurse.
The Babes Project was Emma’s community when she had none.
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