Save Babes Frankston: "What if you don't have a village?'

With 5 days until the end of our Save Babes Frankston campaign, one of our woman tells her story. Hear from Tahlia how vital The Babes Project was to her journey into motherhood.

Tahlia was referred to The Babes Project during her pregnancy with baby Tilly by Frankston Hospital because she didn’t have the support and community needed to confidently raise her baby. 

“Being a younger mum, and not having family either, I think having extra support and other people to look to and having another insight from a different point of view, is always good.”

Tahlia laughs that for her, motherhood is a “big mess”. But she also points out that it is not designed to be done alone; “It’s always putting someone before yourself and having the support behind you.”

Tahlia says Babes isn’t like other services, “It’s more down to earth. You’re not just another number. You’re actually cared about and talked to at a different level, not just talked above or downgraded.”

“If you don’t have a mum as well, you’ve got someone else you can turn to as well, and that’s really really helpful.”

Tahlia wants one thing for her little girls. “That they just have a good life. As long as they have love and respect I guess that’s all they really need. I do have that now, when I’m with you guys.”

“It takes a village to raise a child, and what if you don’t have that village? And women need each other. There is still a lot of downgrading of women. I think just going hand in hand with other women is really important and empowering.”

Tahlia is one of many women who seek help and support from The Babes Project Frankston: 86% of Frankston women are referred to us because they don't have a village around them. 

They need help preparing for motherhood and learning how to birth and then take care of their babies. 

Additional to this, 84% of our Babes Mamas come to us with a history of Mental Health Challenges, so it becomes even more vital that they have adequate resources in place as they navigate their parenting journey. 

Together we can ensure that women like Tahlia finally have a healthy village of support; and babies like Tilly have the opportunity to thrive in a safe environment.

Become a part of Tahlia’s village by donating to Save Babes Frankston today.