Motherhood makes women more vulnerable.
It’s not something we want to acknowledge – as women, or as a society.
But it's true.
Women are more likely to face domestic violence when pregnant. One in five women experience perinatal depression. Primary caring can reduce earning capacity, and therefore independence. And in violent or abusive situations, children are too often turned hostages to make a woman stay.
At Babes, we've seen all those situations - and so many more - undermine a new mother's confidence, her security, and her ability to grow connection with her newborn.
But we've also seen how pregnant women and new mothers, rise from the toughest situations, and thrive in their motherhood.
They just need support at that most crucial, and most vulnerable time. And record numbers of women are reaching out for it.
But without The Babes Project - where would they turn?
With your help to raise $1 million, Babes is determined to let them know we'll always be here for them.Read more