HELLO, 

WE ARE BUMP AND BEYOND

All too often during our pregnancies, we are inundated with loads of advice from well-meaning friends and family. Our expectations of pregnancy and parenting can get skewed by our Instagram feeds and maybe even the rose coloured memories shared by our own parents. Now more then ever it can be hard to find a forum where you can speak openly and honestly and feel connected and understood. The newfound fears and the overwhelming anticipation and excitement of pregnancy can be an underestimated and underappreciated challenge. The combination of sleep deprivation, hormonal fluctuation, and loneliness, on top of the huge responsibilities of caring for a newborn can sometimes leave mothers (and fathers) feeling overwhelmed and isolated, or maybe just a little lost. 

Bump and Beyond is a support service that is an alternative to other often uninspiring, or non-existent services. We provide connection, friendship, information, and support when you need it... NOW. Most importantly we are more than a basic mothers group, it is a tribe of mothers that are learning, laughing, crying, discussing and enjoying motherhood together in a carefully crafted and wonderfully facilitated program.

WHAT WE DO

Bump and Beyond is a support service offering privately run Pregnancy and Mums and Bubs groups in Adelaide. We provide a boutique service that aims to support, educate and connect new mums and mums-to-be.

Our focus is on birthing and taking care of the parent. We prioritise your needs with the knowledge that your wellbeing is fundamental to meeting the needs of your newborn. We want to help support and empower you as you transition and adjust to parenthood. We value honesty, openness, and transparency about the parenthood experience.

We are committed to helping you gain self-awareness and insight. We are an all-inclusive community. We value diversity and are dedicated to helping you strengthen your relationships and build a core support network. We value individual choice. We embrace your chosen approach to birthing and parenting styles.

 

We believe education is key. Research shows that prior knowledge and awareness of possible options, challenges, changes, risks, or problems in life gives new parents a distinct advantage and ability to prepare mentally emotionally and physically for what lies ahead. We believe that a supportive community during any major life-changing event, including the birth of a new baby, facilitates faster recovery and more positive associations with that event long term.

 

Group-based education and support is a fundamental aspect to surviving and thriving in early motherhood. Open and honest peer group sharing and connection helps support you by normalising feelings and experiences. Group support helps to minimise feelings of isolation and alienation as you are surrounded by a group of people who are feeling and experiencing many of the same struggles, challenges, and joys at the same time as you. 

 

We empower new parents to find their voice by providing the opportunity to reflect, explore, discuss, and heal whilst building a solid support network. Bump and Beyond links all new parents and parents to be to a new tribe and a new community through both our holistic prenatal and postnatal services.

TO SUPPORT

To provide a place to feel heard and understood, a place to listen, a place to heal, a place to be supported and a place to find comfort by hearing and connecting with the stories of your fellow members. 

TO EDUCATE

Whether it be pregnancy or parenting, Bump and Beyond will provide you with non-biased information. Our guest speakers talk on topics ranging from sleep, nutrition, birthing options, mindfulness, and child development which will help you to fully grasp that there is no 'right way' to do THIS, but give you plenty of solid information to help navigate this new world. By connecting you personally to local services you will hopefully feel comfortable calling upon them again throughout your pregnancy, birth, and newborns beginning a few months if you need.

TO HAVE FUN

When your life revolves around one thing, it can be hard to find the energy and brain power to talk about anything but your growing bump or your new baby. This can make things a little different when talking with your friends and family who aren't in that same space. Thankfully at Bump and Beyond we are here to embrace this. We are here to talk about all things baby and life and have a damn good time doing so. We look forward to a few nibbles and a chat every session. We will discus/ support all the challenges and struggles but also find plenty of time to laugh about those 'funny' things that pregnancy and a new baby bring to our lives; stories of terrible food cravings, crazy mood swings, boob leakage, poo explosions, projectile vomiting, thoughts of killing our snoring husbands in their sleep, peezing (sneeze and pee moments) and fall asleep on the toilet type of days.

Through these priorities BUMP AND BEYOND empower you to embrace your new life, expand your knowledge and enjoy this journey with new friends.