Babes Your Friend
Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support Ltd (Babes) proactively reaches out to anyone aged 21 and below needing support with her pregnancy so that she is aware of her options and is able to make an informed decision with regard to her pregnancy.
Babes takes a “mother-centric” approach and will support her choices with a view to nurturing longer-term, on-going support from family, friends, volunteers and the wider community, and a normal life for her.
Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support Ltd (Babes) is a pro-choice organisation that is committed to ensuring that every pregnant teenager in need of support be aware of the options she has and is given the opportunity to make an informed decision with regard to her pregnancy. At Babes, we also believe that support from her family, friends and wider community is essential for a pregnant teenager to make her decision responsibly and for her to experience a sense of normalcy in this difficult period. We journey with every pregnant teenager keeping in mind the long-term goal of increased wellbeing during pregnancy and better preparedness to cope in the future.
A 24-hour helpline was chosen as the medium of communication as an approachable, friendly and non-threatening way for these teens in crisis to contact us. We are the only organisation in Singapore that is devoted to exclusively supporting pregnant teenagers in crisis.
Babes began as a program under Beyond Social Services in 2005 and in 2013, established itself as an independent organisation with the aim to provide more focus on teenage pregnancy. At Babes, we do not charge for our services and since the programme was launched, we have assisted close to 750 girls in a pregnancy crisis (2005 -2020).
An inclusive society where every pregnant teenager needing support will not feel estranged or marginalised.
To proactively reach out to and journey with girls aged 21 and below needing support with their pregnancy, helping them to:
- make responsible decisions about their pregnancy
- take the appropriate steps to carry out their decision responsibly, with the support of their immediate family and wider community
- navigate their lives during pregnancy and cope with the impact of pregnancy on their lives.
To advocate for a more inclusive society, where pregnant teenagers do not feel marginalised or estranged, by:
- raising awareness and appreciation of the problems faced by pregnant teenagers in Singapore
- garnering community support for pregnant teens in crisis