Can you and I make a difference together?
I'm passionate about raising awareness of the ways couples can prepare for, and be supported through, early parenthood - and the difference this can make for them and their whole family.
Research tells us parents who are prepared for parenthood:
- Have a lower risk for relationship problems in the perinatal period.
- Have a lower risk for experiencing Birth Trauma.
- Have a lower risk for Perinatal Mood Disorders including anxiety and depression.
And are MORE likely to be able to create the family of their dreams!
Parenthood is an adventure into the unknown, so let's prepare parents for it! If you would like to support the parents in your community or organisation, I'd love to hear from you. Please connect with me below.
A little about Elly...
Elly is becoming known worldwide as the 'Parenthood Pioneer' for her research and evidence-based Becoming Us model of the transition into parenthood. Her work has been described as "like Brene Brown's but for new parents."
Elly is more than a speaker. An experienced Workshop Facilitator, Elly's audiences come away with awareness, inspiration and practical skills that can make a meaningful difference. Just as importantly, participants have a sense of their value, a renewed sense of purpose for the important work they do - and discover the potential of it for their clients.
Elly's presentations have been described as "eye opening, inspiring and a wake-up call."
Most Requested Topics:
This signature talk walks you through Elly’s groundbreaking research into the challenging transition into parenthood. Did you know 92% of parents report increased conflict in the first year after baby? Or that 67% report a decline in relationship satisfaction in the first three? Elly has discovered that these statistics obscure a deeper truth: there are stages in the transition into parenthood and challenges in each stage that parents need to be equipped for. In this presentation that can be tailored to parents, parenthood professionals or corporations, Elly shares her biggest discoveries: that while the vulnerabilities of early parenthood can distance partners, there are ways to bring them closer together than ever.
THE LOVE DOCTOR/DOULA:
We all know about parent/infant bonding, but Neuroplastic research tells us partners are ripe for becoming more securely bonded to each other during birth and the early postpartum period. There are considerable long term benefits to whole family bonding. In this presentation for birth and health professionals, discover ways to support the couple connection so your clients love you almost as much as they love each other!
IS IT SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THIS?:
One in 7 mothers suffer from Postpartum Depression. Postpartum Anxiety is proving to be an even bigger issue with 33% of mothers reporting symptoms. A traumatic birth increases risk for a Perinatal Mood Disorder by 75%. In this presentation, birth, health and mental health professionals can learn the contributing factors, know how to minimise risks and provide solutions, support and resources to give couples the best start for their family.
DADS GET THE BLUES TOO:
It's a lesser known fact that 1 in 10 fathers suffer from Postpartum Depression and 17% suffer from Postpartum Anxiety. This presentation for upper and middle managers reveals the contributing factors, the warning signs to be aware of, ways to minimise risk and support coping so dad can be the man he wants to be for himself and his family.
Elly's recent presentations:
Keynote Speaker, Northwest Area Childbirth Educators Forum, Portland, Oregon 2017
National Christian Family Conference, Sydney 2015
The Mother Conference, Sydney 2015
The Marce Australasia Conference, Adelaide, 2015
Keynote Speaker, Making Motherhood Real Conference, Sydney 2015
Marce International Society Conference, Swansea, Wales 2014
Birthlight International Conference, Cambridge, UK 2014
Parenting 2.0 Conference, Dublin, Ireland 2014
Postpartum Support International Conference, North Carolina, USA 2014
PACFA/CAPA/AARC Joint Conference, Sydney 2014
Watch Elly speak about modern families as a Relationship Expert for Sydney's Channel 10 News, below (3 mins):
To watch Elly's Dublin presentation, click on the video below (12 mins):