MORE WEBSITES ABOUT PREGNANCY AND PARENTING
Set up by families who have experienced the challenge of parenting a premature infant. Includes information about emergency caesarean birth, premature babies.
Australian Breastfeeding Association
Informative and reputable site run by mothers for mothers; women supporting each other with breastfeeding.
Australian Multiple Birth Association
For families with twins, triplets, quadruplets or more. Support from ‘those who know’.
Better Health Channel
Health information site of the Victorian State Government. Includes information about pregnancy and parenting, links to more complex information and details on how to access practitioners and support groups.
Comprehensive resources and information on Vaginal Birth After Caesarian (VBAC).
Calmbirth – Childbirth education program.
3 Centres Collaboration
Collaborative site of three major hospitals in Melbourne – the Royal Women’s Hospital, Monash Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, and Mercy Hospital for Women – which provides guidelines on pregnancy care.
Child and Youth Health
An independent state government health unit, funded primarily by the Victorian Department of Human Services. Features more than 300 articles about child health and parenting.
Cochrane Consumer Network
Comprehensive information and review of journal.
*COPE – Centre of Perinatal Excellence*
Pregnancy and Motherhood – it isn’t always easy.
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provides new fathers with information and connections to online services through their mobile phones.
– provides information and support for Dads, and offers a specialised perinatal anxiety and depression helpline – 1300 726 306
– provides information and resources for new Dads from BeyondBlue
– provides information and support for Dads and has professional counsellors available 24hrs per day, seven days a week on: 1300 78 99 78
Perinatal Mental Health Support. Download their
‘WHAT WERE WE THINKING APP ( App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android), AND MUM MOOD BOOSTER APP for lots of information about parenting and emotional health.
Evidence Based Birth
Online childbirth resource, providing the latest proven evidenced based information regarding issues in childbirth.
FAMILY LIFE – SERVICE CENTRES: Sandringham, Cheltenham and Frankston.
Counselling, family support, family violence, separation, school and community programs, training and development.
Support available for babies and children, teenagers, parents, individuals.
GLOW – perinatal emotional health and wellbeing clinic (Berwick)
www.glowclinic.com.au or psychiatric and psychology support in pregnancy birth and beyond – for Mothers and Fathers.
On line courses available at www.hynobirthingaustralia.com.au/online. Also at
Website of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia.
Kidzaid are a team of health care professionals from various medical disciplines. This includes, Paediatric Emergency doctors. They teach new parents emergency first aid for their babies and children. Their workshops vary and you can choose the setting which suits you both best.
Tiny Hearts First Aid
Tiny hearts is the only provider offering fully funded and free baby, infant and child first aid and CPR courses to parents around Australia.
Maternity Choices Australia
National umbrella organisation committed to the advancement of best-practice maternity care for all Australian women and their families.
NSW Multicultural Health – Communication Service
Wide range of health information in English and other languages.
Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA)
Support and information women and their families who are affected by postnatal and antenatal depression.
Centre for Perinatal Psychology
CALL: 1300 852 660.