General information (resources) for pregnancy and when you have a new baby

 

Resources, woman, book

Sometimes it's hard to navigate all of the information on the web about having a baby.

Here are some recommended websites from our midwives and doctors.

Resources for pregnancy

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Please click on image to open in your browser: Also there are more pregnancy booklets from NSW Health available here

For women in Early Pregnancy "when things go wrong"  

Early Pregnancy

Having a Baby Book

Having a Baby booklet is a pregnancy resource for all women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. This book has a strong focus on healthy pregnancies and normal birth.

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Breastfeeding Your Baby- NSW health booklet can be supplied to you by your midwife or you can click on the image and read online.

Australian Breast Feeding Association Website

Breastfeeding Confidence

BF confidence

Keep Smiling While You Are Pregnant/ Healthy Smiles

    

Keep Smiling You Tube Video below 

Oral Iron Choices

Guide to Taking Iron Supplements

The Pregnancy Guide

Pelvic Floor, Bladder & Bowel

Raising Children

Food Safety During Pregnancy

Mothersafe

Medications in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding advice 

Group B Streptococcus Screening

Birth and Beyond

   

Safer Baby Website

Consumer Brochure

Element 1 Smoking Cessation

Element 2 Fetal Growth Restriction

Element 3 Decreased Fetal Movements

Element 4 Mother's Going to Sleep Position

    

Element 5 Timing of Birth

Mental Health

COPE

Antenatal Factsheets

COPE thumbnail

COPE Antenatal Anxiety

COPE Depression During Pregnancy

Gidget Foundation

 

Gidget Welcome to Parenthood

Gidget Perinatal Support Centre

  Gidget Factsheets

[includes PANDA Factsheets]

  PANDA -  free, national helpline service for women, men and their families affected by perinatal mental illness CALL 1300 726 306      

How are you going?

 

Gidget Virtual Village for Mum

Gidget Virtual Village for Dad

Beyond Blue

Understanding Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Beyond Blue

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Beyond Blue

A Guide for Dad's

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. click here to visit website

 

Mental Health Dads

A guide for dads: Caring for your family during perinatal mental illness.

This website has some short videos aimed at Dad's

and other people caring for someone who has had a baby

Immunisations

Influenza

Whooping Cough

Whooping Cough

 

COVID

Decision Guide

Pets

We Are Family Booklet

We Are Family Checklist

Preparing your cat for a baby's arrival

Get Healthy In Pregnancy

Do You Want to Get Healthy in Pregnancy?

Get Healthy in Pregnancy

Get Healthy Be Deadly

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Physical Activity During Pregnancy

Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Aboriginal Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Aboriginal Physical Activity During Pregnancy

Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator

 

Alcohol and Pregnancy

Australian Government Website

Information you might not know about pregnancy and alcohol

Alcohol in Pregnancy Fact Sheet Kids and Families

Smoking and Pregnancy

Australian Government Website

Smoking and Pregnancy

ISLHD Quit Smoking in Pregnancy Website

Specialty

Anti D

For women with Rh Negative Blood Group

Pregnancy Beyond 41 Weeks

For low risk women who have not gone into labour by 41 weeks

Next Birth After Caesarean

For women who have had a previous Caesarean Section

External Cephalic Version

For women with a Breech Presentation  near Term

Breech Baby at Term

Options for women with a Breech presentation near term

Breech at Term

 

 Gestational Diabetes

For women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

 

Resources for after baby is born

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Postnatal

Hepatitis B Vaccine

We will ask for consent to give Hepatitis B Vaccine to your baby

Vitamin K

We will ask for consent to give Vitamin K to your baby

Newborn Blood Spot

We will ask for consent to perform the Newborn Blood Spot

Red Nose

Safe Sleeping

Red Nose

Safe Wrapping

Red Nose

Tummy Time

Red Nose

Bassinet Safety

 

Red Nose

Co-sleeping

Red Nose

   Slings, Baby Carriers &  Backpacks

Jaundice Factsheet

'Blue Book' example

You will receive an actual book after the baby is born

Child and Family Services  webpage  

You can also check out our Facebook page for up-to-date information and support available to you through Child and Family Health - Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District 

Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) -  find answers to most of your general breastfeeding questions and link to helpful books, counselling and phone app (Mum2Mum).

Australian Breast Feeding Association Website

Call the Breastfeeding Helpline on 1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 268) any time. Members can also access email counselling.

PANDA

Not coping? Mental health checklists for new and expecting parents from PANDA

Raising Children

COPE

Postnatal Factsheets

 

COPE postnatal

COPE Postnatal Anxiety

COPE Postnatal Depression

 

Dads Postnatal

A guide for dads: Caring for your family during perinatal mental illness.

This website has some short videos aimed at Dad's

and other people caring for someone who has had a baby

Contraception

Contraception

 

Resources for pregnancy in other languages

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For further Pregnancy Information - please click below.

Multicultural

Click on the picture above.

Type in the word Pregnancy in the search box.

After that try the word Baby

HealthDirect

Maternity Care in Australia videos

 For women in Early Pregnancy "when things go wrong"  

Early Pregnancy

 Having a Baby Book

Having a Baby booklet is a pregnancy resource for all women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. This book has a strong focus on healthy pregnancies and normal birth.

Breastfeeding Booklet

 

 Breastfeeding Confidence

 

BF confidence

Australian Breast Feeding Association Website [English]

 

Oral Health During