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While parenthood is typically celebrated as a time of joy and great anticipation, becoming a parent also means grappling with unexpected changes and challenges, resulting in high rates of anxiety, depression and/or relationship breakdown for one in three new families.
And yet, much of this is preventable. Becoming Us is here to prepare and support expecting and new parents to thrive.
Becoming Us is a world-first Relationship Developmental approach to the transition into parenthood that supports the mental, emotional and relationship wellbeing of mothers, fathers and families. Becoming Us was developed by Australian former relationship counsellor, educator and independent researcher Elly Taylor. Basically this means she’s done everything with little formal support and even less funding.
Our mission is to raise awareness of the importance of prenatal preparation for life with baby and to equip both parents (and parenthood professionals) with the knowledge and skills to navigate the normal changes and challenges of parenthood hand in hand.
Over 150 birth, health, mental health and other helping professionals have undertaken our online professional development training and our early adopter Becoming Us Facilitators have piloted Becoming Us classes in Melbourne, Portland, Oregon and Luxembourg. In September, 2019 we will be taking Becoming Us to Africa.