Blackbird offers pregnancy and postnatal counselling and support on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. I met Eliza, the Director of Blackbird, years ago through my good friend. When I discovered her new venture I was immediately full of support. After all, you guys know how passionate I am about all things pregnancy and beyond, especially when it comes to care services.
When Eliza contacted me requesting to use some of my blog articles, because she felt it could help her clients, I was so honoured. I didn’t hesitate to say yes because that is one of my main goals – to support, encourage and bring women and mums together on our shared journey. In the effort of complete transparency, this post is not sponsored and I haven’t even been requested to write it. I just want to get the word out there about this service. Even if you don’t live in Queensland, I would still recommend liking their Facebook page because things are regularly shared that you might find interesting or useful.
I’ve taken this straight from the Blackbird website:
Blackbird was formed by identifying a gap in the market for services that support the mother – in pregnancy, birth and in parenthood.
There is physical support around for women in the prenatal stage however once the baby is born, the focus is on the baby’s health and the mother disappears into the shadows of her role.
The mother-infant relationship is very important and is always considered in the context of perinatal mental health however Blackbird specialises in acknowledging and supporting mothers to thrive.
At Blackbird, we develop comprehensive and individual Post Natal recovery plans for all mothers and mothers to be.
This was borne out of the realisation that like birth plans we need to plan for the postnatal period. We need to provide education and resources to mothers to better equip them for the dramatic adaption to motherhood.”
I just wish this was available on the Coast when I had Little Man. Especially down here in Newcastle after having the girls. I love this sentence in particular – “the mother disappears into the shadows of her role”. Oh so powerful because it is the absolute truth.
SHARE YOUR STORY
I personally think that sharing is what helps me get through some days. Just knowing you’re not alone can instantly make you feel like you’re doing okay at this parenthood job. I love that Eliza has included a blog section on the site. You can not only discover some fabulously written articles *cough cough*, but submit your own blog posts or personal stories too.
I know some of you have some terrific corkers or anecdotes as well as the ability to convey honesty about when you’ve struggled. Let’s keep building this fabulous community through networking and support.
Please, please Like and Share this post, especially my SE Queensland readers.