For mothers who sense, “It’s not just me” and for organisations that value gender equity.

“In recent months, Australian women have called out the terrible treatment they experience at the hands of systems that abuse them, blame them and silence them. As a new mother, my peers and I have come up against systems that make us feel like failures. As a second time mum, I see now we aren’t failing, the systems are, and the statistics confirm it. Here I reflect on the many ways new mums are left without the support they need to thrive, despite evidence being available on how to improve outcomes for mothers, families and the wider community”.


-Sarah Cleggett

Founder of Middle Ground Motherhood

Meet the team:

Hello, I’m Sarah

I am a mother of two inquisitive and loving little boys.

My career began as a social worker in drug and alcohol services and psychiatric inpatient environments. I have over 15 years of experience as a social worker and social planner in government and community-based settings. My expertise includes program development, community development, community engagement, strategic planning, policy development and inclusion initiatives across disability and gender.

I hold a double degree in Social Work and Social Planning (Flinders University), and a Master of Politics and Policy (Deakin University). My thesis, ‘Mums in Public – The value of mother-centred public policy: looking through the lens of matrecence’ focuses on applying a matrescence lens to public policy development to improve outcomes for mothers and families.


Currently, I work with a range of community partners on activism campaigns.

I engage team members from project to project.

Pregnant then screwed.

This is the title of the manifesto I wrote on my blog in August 2021. I first wrote the piece in April 2021, after attending the March for Justice and being fed up with how women and mothers are treated in Australia. I looked for a place to have it published and didn’t find one, so the idea of MGM was born.

Social Impact

MGM profits fund activism campaigns that align with our mission and matrescence support for mums who need it.

We create employment opportunities for mothers to support mothers and support female founders.

matrescence support

consultancy services

activism campaigns

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