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Emergency

First visit

Aboriginal Quitline

Support for when you are ready to yarn about quitting.

Aboriginal Quitline | Homepage (aql.org.au)

Alcohol in Pregnancy

Every moment matters when it comes to alcohol whether you are planning a pregnancy, currently pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Every Moment Matters

Alcohol in Pregnancy

No grog in pregnancy is best.

FARE-Strong-Born-Community-Booklet-Urban.pdf (everymomentmatters.org.au)

Birth and Parenting Classes

Learning about your pregnancy and growing baby, preparing for labour and the birth of your baby.

Having A Baby | HNE Health (nsw.gov.au)

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding provides all your baby’s essential needs for growth, development and protection from illness and disease.

Breastfeeding your Baby

Bubba’s Growth Matters

Throughout pregnancy your health  care team will check bubba to make sure they are growing strong.

Bubba’s Growth Matters | Stronger Bubba Born

Get Healthy in Pregnancy

Looking after your health and wellbeing during pregnancy can help you give your baby the best start to life.

Get Healthy in Pregnancy » Get Healthy NSW

Having a Baby Book

Valuable information for partners and families, helping them understand and participate in this significant phase of their lives.

Having a Baby Book

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

Many pregnant women feel sick (nausea) and or may vomit during early pregnancy.

Hyperemesis gravidarum - Pregnancy and the first five years (nsw.gov.au)

Next Birth After a Caesarean

If you have had one or more caesarean sections, you may be thinking about how to give birth next time.

Next Birth After Caesarean

Nutrition In Pregnancy

Eating well during pregnancy for your baby’s health and development.

Nutrition advice during pregnancy (health.gov.au)

Mothersafe: Medication Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

A comprehensive counselling service for women and their healthcare providers regarding medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

MotherSafe | South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (nsw.gov.au)

Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy

Your chance of getting a blood clot may be increased  if you are pregnant or after the birth of your baby.

Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy and After Birth (nsw.gov.au)

Physical Activity in Pregnancy

Physical activity during pregnancy is safe and is good for you and your baby.

Physical activity advice during pregnancy (health.gov.au)

Quit Smoking for Baby

Quitting at any time during pregnancy reduces the harm to your baby.

https://saferbaby.org.au/preventative-steps/quit-smoking-for-baby/

Quit Smoking for Bubba

Stopping smoking as soon as possible in pregnancy is best for bubba and you,

Quit Smokes for Bubba | Stronger Bubba Born

Reducing the Risk of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in Pregnancy

CMV is the most common infection passed from mothers to babies during pregnancy.

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a known cause of cerebral palsy, epilepsy, deafness and other disabilities.

Reduce your risk of CMV infection in pregnancy - Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Reducing the Risk of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in Pregnancy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

All pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy can follow simple steps to reduce their risk of CMV.

Aboriginal-and-Torres-Strait-Islander_CMV-Information-Pamphlet_2020.pdf (cerebralpalsy.org.au)

Safe Foods in Pregnancy

A handy guide to help make decisions about what to eat and what to avoid during pregnancy.

Foods to eat or avoid when pregnant | NSW Food Authority

Strong Women Strong Babies Pregnancy Diary

This diary gives you information on how to look after yourself and your baby in pregnancy and the busy weeks after the birth. It’s about what to expect in labour and birth and how to make informed decisions about your care.

strong-women-strong-babies-pregnancy-diary.pdf (nsw.gov.au) 

Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Vaccination can protect you and your unborn baby from harmful disease.

Pregnancy vaccinations - Vaccinations to protect you and your baby (nsw.gov.au)

Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Some diseases are very dangerous to you and your baby if you are pregnant.

aboriginal-pregnancy-vaccines.pdf (nsw.gov.au)

Vaping in Pregnancy

Vapes can contain over 200 chemicals known to harm human health, including the same harmful chemicals found in cleaning products, nail polish remover, weed killer and bug spray.

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/vaping

Vaping in Pregnancy

Vapes are harmful to your body. Vapes can also be harmful to the people around you, including babies and small children.

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/tobacco/Factsheets/vaping-aboriginal-factsheet-young-people.pdf

Your Healthy Pregnancy

Keeping yourself and your baby healthy during pregnancy.

Your Healthy Pregnancy | Your Healthy Pregnancy | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

20-22 week visit

Breastfeeding your Baby 

During pregnancy your midwife will be able to discuss breastfeeding and local support services within Hunter New England Health.

Breastfeeding Information | HNE Health (nsw.gov.au)

Breastmilk Talk- ‘Ngaminjang Djama’ 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums having a yarn about the benefits of breastfeeding for mum and bub.

'Ngaminjang Djama' - The Breastfeeding Project (youtube.com)

Doula Factsheet

This guide can help you understand the role of a doula during pregnancy, labour, birth and after your baby is born while they accompany you within a HNELHD facility or supported homebirth.
Doula Factsheet

Glucose Tolerance Test

The GTT test may detect elevated blood sugar levels in people who are pregnant.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that starts during pregnancy.

Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) | NSW Health Pathology

Let's Yarn about Women's Business

Leaking urine (wee) after having a baby

Leaking urine (wee) after having a baby

Rhesus D Negative in Pregnancy

Your 'Rhesus factor' (RhD) tells you if you have a protein known as 'D antigen' on the surface of your red blood cells..

Important Information for Rh (D) Negative Women

Safe, Healthy Relationships - 1800Respect

1800RESPECT is the national domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service.

https://www.1800respect.org.au/

Taking Care of your Pelvic Floor

One in three women who have ever had a baby will experience incontinence.

Train your pelvic floor muscles to help get their strength back.

Pregnancy and childbirth | Continence Foundation of Australia

28 week visit

Baby’s Movements Matter

Feeling regular movements is a sign that your baby is well.

If your baby’s movements stop or slow down, contact your maternity healthcare professional without delay. You are not wasting their time.

Your baby's movements matter | Safer Baby - Working Together to Reduce Stillbirth

Bubba’s Movements Matter

Be aware of bubba’s movements. It is a sign they are healthy. If bubba’s movements stop or slow down, contact your health care team immediately.

Bubba’s Movements Matter | Stronger Bubba Born

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Women with gestational diabetes can still have a healthy baby but it is important that gestational diabetes is managed to reduce the risk of developing complications during pregnancy.

Gestational Diabetes | Diabetes Australia

Iron Tablets in Pregnancy

Information for pregnant women on choosing oral iron supplements.

33 Oral Iron Choices for Maternity (transfusion.com.au)

Preventing Tears in Childbirth

Perineal tears are common and most heal well either naturally or with stitches. Some perineal tears are more serious.

Information for women – Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Sleeping on your Side

Research shows that going to sleep on your side from 28 weeks of pregnancy can halve your risk of stillbirth, compared to going-to-sleep on your back.

Sleep on your side | Safer Baby - Working Together to Reduce Stillbirth

Sleep on Your Side When Bubba’s Inside

Going to sleep on your side from 28 weeks onwards is best for bubba. Either side is OK.

Sleep on Your Side When Bubba’s Inside | Stronger Bubba Born

34-36 week visit

Group B Streptococcus

It is important to identify women who have GBS so they can be treated to help reduce the chance of GBS infection being passed to the baby.

pregnancy-screening-gbs.pdf (nsw.gov.au)

Expressing Colostrum before Baby is Born

You can express colostrum before birth, but it is not essential. Please speak to your doctor or midwife before expressing during pregnancy.

Expressing colostrum before baby is born | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Hepatitis B and Newborn Babies

All newborn babies are offered Hepatitis B vaccine at birth to help prevent the spread of the disease.

neonatal-hepb-brochure.pdf (nsw.gov.au)

Non-medical Pain Relief in Labour

There are many non-medical methods you can use to help relieve pain and discomfort during labour and birth.

Non-medical pain relief during labour | Pregnancy Birth and Baby (pregnancybirthbaby.org.au)

Pain Relief in Labour

Medical pain relief uses medicines to help you manage pain during labour and birth.

Pain relief during labour | Pregnancy Birth and Baby (pregnancybirthbaby.org.au)

Vitamin K for Baby

Vitamin K helps blood to clot. It is essential to  prevent serious bleeding. Babies do not get enough vitamin K from their mothers during pregnancy, or when they are breastfeeding.

Vitamin K for Baby

Water Birth

Water immersion during labour and birth can help with pain relief and may reduce your chance of needing an epidural.

Water birth | Pregnancy Birth and Baby (pregnancybirthbaby.org.au)

38 week visit

Safe Sleeping for Baby

Always put your baby on their back to sleep. This reduces the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents.

Safe sleeping to reduce SUDI & SIDS risk | Raising Children Network

Timing of Birth

Baby being born as close as possible to your due date and waiting for labour to start on its own is usually best for you and the development of your baby.

Every Week Counts

Timing of Birth - Lets Yarn

You and your health care team will yarn about the best and safest timing of birth.

Let’s Yarn Timing of Birth | Stronger Bubba Born

40 week visit

Pregnancy After 41 Weeks

Information about your birth options when you are a week past your due date.

beyond-41weeks-english.PDF (nsw.gov.au)

Induction of Labour

Induction of labour is when your doctor or midwife starts the labour process artificially.

Induced labour | Pregnancy Birth and Baby (pregnancybirthbaby.org.au)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resources

Aboriginal Quitline

Support when you are ready to yarn about Quitting.

Aboriginal Quitline | Homepage (aql.org.au)

Alcohol in Pregnancy

No grog in pregnancy is best.

FARE-Strong-Born-Community-Booklet-Urban.pdf (everymomentmatters.org.au)

Baby Coming you Ready

A culturally safe support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents to be and new parents .

Baby Coming You Ready? - Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents-to-be and new parents

Breastfeeding Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families

Breastfeeding keeps bub healthy and strong.

Breastfeeding resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Breastmilk Talk- ‘Ngaminjang Djama’ 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums having a yarn about the benefits of breastfeeding for mum and bub.

'Ngaminjang Djama' - The Breastfeeding Project (youtube.com)

Reducing the Risk of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in Pregnancy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

All pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy can follow simple steps to reduce their risk of CMV.

Aboriginal-and-Torres-Strait-Islander_CMV-Information-Pamphlet_2020.pdf (cerebralpalsy.org.au)

Let's Yarn about Women's Business

Leaking urine (wee) after having a baby

Leaking urine (wee) after having a baby.pdf

Quit Smoking for Bubba

Stopping smoking as soon as possible in pregnancy is best for you and bubba.

Quit Smokes for Bubba | Stronger Bubba Born

13Yarn

Crisis Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders provides confidential culturally safe space to yarn about your worries or concerns.

13YARN - Call 13 92 76 | 24 /7 Crisis support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Sleep on Your Side When Bubba’s Inside

Going to sleep on your side from 28 weeks onwards is best for bubba. Either side is OK.

Sleep on Your Side When Bubba’s Inside | Stronger Bubba Born

SMS4 Deadly Dads

Helps First Nations Dads connect with their bub, support mum and look after themselves.

Deadly Dads - SMS4dads

Strong Women Strong Babies Pregnancy Diary

This diary gives you information on how to look after yourself and your baby in pregnancy and the busy weeks after the birth.

strong-women-strong-babies-pregnancy-diary.pdf (nsw.gov.au)

Stronger Bubba Born

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Preventing Stillbirth Resources

Stronger Bubba Born Resources | Stronger Bubba Born

Timing of Birth - Lets Yarn

You and your health care team will yarn about the best and safest time for birth.

Let’s Yarn Timing of Birth | Stronger Bubba Born

Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Some diseases are very dangerous to you and your baby if you are pregnant.

aboriginal-pregnancy-vaccines.pdf (nsw.gov.au) 

Vaping in Pregnancy

Vapes are harmful to your body. Vapes can also be harmful to the people around you, including babies and small children.

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/tobacco/Factsheets/vaping-aboriginal-factsheet-young-people.pdf

Parenting Support

Australian Breastfeeding Association

A trusted global source of knowledge and use evidence-based information to advocate for a breastfeeding inclusive society.

The home of trusted breastfeeding support, education and advocacy | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Breastfeeding keeps baby healthy and strong. The ABA can help Mums and Bubs

Breastfeeding resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Parent and Carer Information Hub

The first 2000 days of a child's life has a huge impact on how they grow, develop and learn. There are many things you can do in your child’s early years to help give them the best start in life.

Early childhood development | NSW Government

MensLine Australia

A free telephone and online counselling service offering support for young Dads anywhere, anytime.

Being a young father | MensLine Australia

Karitane

Supporting families to navigate parenting in the first 2,000 days of their child's life.

Home Page (karitane.com.au)

NSW Child and Family Health

Health and development checks for your child, to make sure they are on track to reach important milestones. Support and information on a range of parenting topics.

Child and family health services - Programs (nsw.gov.au)

Raising Children Network

Provides free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help your family grow and thrive together.

Raising Children Network

Baby Coming You Ready?

A culturally safe support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents to be and new parents .

Baby Coming You Ready? - Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents-to-be and new parents

Tresillian

Not-for-profit early parenting service offering families guidance in the early years of their child's life. Support new parents around breastfeeding and settling baby, as well as dealing with post-natal depression and nutrition.

Tresillian Family Care Centres: Baby Advice & Parenting Tips

Triple P Program

Support your child’s development, grow closer and solve problems – positively.

Happier, healthier, less stressed kids & families | Triple P (triplep-parenting.net.au)

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

13Yarn

Crisis Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders provides confidential culturally safe space to yarn about your worries or concerns.

13YARN - Call 13 92 76 | 24 /7 Crisis support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Beyond Blue

Provides free and confidential mental health support.

Beyond Blue | 24/7 Support for Anxiety, Depression and Suicide Prevention

COPE -Centre for Perinatal Excellence 

Provides support for the challenges of becoming a new parent.

Mental health conditions in pregnancy - COPE

A Guide for Dads During Perinatal Mental Illness

Helpful information for Dads including: how to take care of your baby, how to get support and how to give support.

A guide for dads: Caring for everyone during perinatal mental illness (nsw.gov.au)

ForWhen Helpline

Connecting parents that are struggling to navigate the complex waters of pregnancy and new parenthood.

Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Helpline - PND | ForWhen (forwhenhelpline.org.au)

Gidget Foundation Australia 

Supports the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents.

What is PNDA? (gidgetfoundation.org.au)

Lifeline

Providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14 - Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.

PANDA

Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of expecting new and growing families.

PANDA | Support that’s always there, for you and your family

SMS4Dads

Helps Dads understand and connect with their baby and partner.

Info & Tips for New Dads - SMS4dads

SMS4Deadly Dads

Helps First Nations Dads connect with their bub, support mum and look after themselves.

Deadly Dads - SMS4dads

Feeding Your Baby

Breastfeeding Information and Breastfeeding SupportBreastfeeding Information | HNE Health (nsw.gov.au)

Breastfeeding Confidence

This booklet has been developed by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) as a quick guide on the essentials of breastfeeding.

INFO-BreastfeedingConfidence_0.pdf

How Breastfeeding Works

An easy to read, illustrated guide on how breastfeeding works. Developed by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA).

How Breastfeeding Works - Australian Breastfeeding Association for Health Professionals (abaprofessional.asn.au)