Embrace is a movement for a supported motherhood – for mothers, by mothers – and we recognise that friendship and community are critical for our mental health and wellbeing. The impact of COVID-19 on mothers has been huge. In addition to feeling the weight of fear as we did our
As mothers, we know better than most that our children are the future, and we appreciate the outpourings of gratitude for our role in shaping that future. But we also want you to know: gratitude alone is not enough – not while pregnant mothers go hungry; not while 1 in 3 mothers suffer from mental disorders during and after pregnancy; not while teenage girls cannot access basic reproductive healthcare services, and not while it is possible for a woman to be beaten while she is labouring.