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Expecting and the Unexpected

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A hyper local, free, six week support group for parents to be ...

Run by mums, for expecting mums and parents ...


This is a safe and empowering space for 3rd trimester parents to talk birth and beyond. We will focus on birthing parent's physical and mental health, connecting with local services, and fostering friendships and community with other parents heading into the newborn and beyond stage of life.

We embrace the beautiful complexity of parenthood and the diverse experiences of family, welcoming all expectant parents, including trans and intersex folk, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who are comfortable in spaces which centre the experiences of women.


Please note:

  • This is pilot programme, and things may change depending on what arises in each group
  • Partners and chaperones are welcome
  • All pregnant people are encouraged but the info/focus is aimed at those in their final trimester
  • We do intend to run more in the future, so please get in touch if you would like to register for the next!


Predicative program:

WEEK ONE - Getting to know each other and our stories so far
WEEK TWO - Perinatal Mental Health and where to get help
WEEK THREE - Checking in and sharing hopes/fears
WEEK FOUR - Your pelvic floor and where to get help
WEEK FIVE - Real life stories and freeform chats with mums
WEEK SIX - Baby sleep and feeding discussion

*Sessions will be a mixture of community-led and feature experts/expert support from the Vic Park neighbourhood


Access:

Vic Park Community Centre has step free access, a disabled toilet with baby change, access to outdoor space and gender neutral toilets.

We will try our best to make our events inclusive of all, please email: community@vicparkcc.org.au if you have any questions or would like to flag any access or learning requirements.


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