Maternal & Child Health

Our Maternal and Child Health Program aims to:

  • improve the health of women before they become pregnant by increasing awareness of importance of folate in the diet and to decrease the use of alcohol, tobacco and other substances
  • increase immunisations for measles, mumps and rubella before women become pregnant
  • improve health outcomes for mums and babies during pregnancy by providing education for parents and supporting women for antenatal appointments, referrals and health check ups
  • give women and their families more choices of where to have antenatal care and delivery, and where to access child health check ups
  • improve health outcomes for all children, in particular children aged 0-5 years
  • support families by providing home visits when needed and increasing the number of child health visits.

We also provide Antenatal care for mums to be

It is important to get the correct information when you are pregnant which can be difficult with so much conflicting information on the internet.

To make sure you get correct and useful information on your pregnancy, the opportunity to discuss the birth of your baby and learn about postnatal (after your baby is born) care, be sure to come in and see our Maternal & Child Health Nurse.