Pregnancy can be one of the most physically and emotionally testing times in a woman's life.
But picture this — you're in the midst of a pregnancy, while also in crisis. For lots of women, the nature of that crisis varies. It could be financial pressures, mental health, relationship woes, unemployment or underemployment, homelessness, domestic violence — the list goes on.
The sheer stress and pressure on that woman's shoulders can be a lot to bear on her own.
Jennifer Gurry has seen the challenges so many Aussie mothers-to-be are facing while living in crisis. So she decided to try to do something about it.
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When Jenny was 16, her mum told her she'd conceived her while in Russia — and it had been a very overwhelming time.
"Mum told me that when she first found out she was pregnant, the doctor's first response was: 'You don't need to have it'. She immediately felt the pressure, as at the time she wasn't married," Jenny told Mamamia.