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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General Pregnancy Resources

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 & normal birth.

Source: NSW Ministry of Health

 

Raising Children

Source: Raising Children

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby website

Pregnancy, birth, baby

Source: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Also there are more pregnancy booklets from NSW Ministry of Health available here

Early Pregnancy

 Pregnancy Options

Pregnancy options

Source: Pregnancy Choices [supported by NSW Health]

For women in Early Pregnancy "when things go wrong"  

Early Pregnancy

Source: NSW Health

Hyperemesis Gravidarum 'HG' and Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy go to this ISLHD Website and look under Resources

Keep Smiling While You Are Pregnant/ Healthy Smiles

     

Sources: NSW Health and NSW Government

 

 
  Video source: NSW Government

Breastfeeding

How Breastfeeding Works

ABA Breastfeeding

Source: Australian Breastfeeding Association

Australian Breastfeeding Association Website

Source: Australian Breastfeeding Association

Breastfeeding Confidence

 

BF confidence

Medications, Diet and Exercise

Medications and Food

Iodine

Iodine

Source: NSW Ministry of Health

Oral Iron Choices

Source: Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Guide to Taking Iron Supplements

Source: Department for Health & Ageing, Government of South Australia. Bloodsafe

Mothersafe

Medications in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding advice 

Source: Royal Hospital for Women

Anti D

For women with

Rh Negative Blood Group

Source: Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Food Safety During Pregnancy

Source: NSW Government Food Authority

Pregnancy- Healthy Eating

Raising children healthy eating

Source: Raising Children

Embody Antenatal classes

Click on the image to go to the survey, then register for classes.

Source: ISLHD NSW Health Physiotherapy Departments

   

Immunisations

Influenza

Source: Australian Government    National Immunisation Program

Whooping Cough

Whooping Cough

Source: Australian Government  National Immunisation Program

COVID

Decision Guide

Source: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Get Healthy in Pregnancy

Do You Want to Get Healthy in Pregnancy?

Get Healthy in Pregnancy, GHiP

Source: Get Healthy NSW Health

Get Healthy in Pregnancy

Get Healthy in Pregnancy

Source: Get Healthy NSW Health

Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator

Source: Get Healthy NSW Health

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Source: Get Healthy NSW Health

Physical Activity During Pregnancy

Source: Get Healthy NSW Health

Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Source: Get Healthy NSW Health

Alcohol and Pregnancy

FARE Website and Resources Links

https://everymomentmatters.org.au/

https://everymomentmatters.org.au/resources/

Source: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education [FARE] endorsed by the Australian Government

Australian Government Website

Source: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Information you might not know about pregnancy and alcohol

Alcohol Pregnancy and BF

Source: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education [FARE] endorsed by the Australian Government

What you need to know about the risks of alcohol and pregnancy

Alcohol and pregnancy risks

Source: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education [FARE] endorsed by the Australian Government

Smoking and Pregnancy

Australian Government Website

Source: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Smoking and Pregnancy

Source: NSW Health

ISLHD Quit Smoking Vaping in Pregnancy Website

Source: Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District [ISLHD]

Safer Baby Bundle

Safer Baby Website

Consumer Brochure

Source: saferbaby.org.au 

Element 1 Smoking Cessation

  

Source: saferbaby.org.au 

 

Element 2 Fetal Growth Restriction

 

Source: saferbaby.org.au 

 

Element 3 Decreased Fetal Movements

  

Source: saferbaby.org.au 

 

Element 4 Mother's Going to Sleep Position

         

Source: saferbaby.org.au 

 

Element 5 Timing of Birth

 

Source: saferbaby.org.au 

 

Mental Health

COPE

Antenatal Factsheets

COPE thumbnail

Source: Centre of Perinatal Excellence [COPE]

COPE Antenatal Anxiety

Source: Centre of Perinatal Excellence [COPE]

COPE Depression During Pregnancy

Source: Centre of Perinatal Excellence [COPE]

Gidget Foundation

Source: Gidget Foundation Australia

Gidget Website

 

Gidget House Website

Source: Gidget Foundation Australia

Gidget Perinatal Support Centre

Source: Gidget Foundation Australia

Gidget Factsheets

 

Source: Gidget Foundation Australia

 

Gidget Virtual Village for Parents

Source: Gidget Foundation Australia

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

CALL 1300 726 306      

How are you going?

Source: Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia [PANDA]

Beyond Blue

Understanding Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Source: Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Source: Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

A Guide for Dad's

Source: Beyond Blue

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

Source: NSW Health

Other

The Pregnancy Guide

Pelvic Floor, Bladder & Bowel

Source: Continence Foundation of Australia

Group B Streptococcus Screening

Source: NSW Health

Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy and After Birth

VTE

Source: Clinical Excellence Commission [CEC]

 Gestational Diabetes

For women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Source: National Diabetes Service Scheme [NDSS] Australian Government

Pregnancy Beyond 41 Weeks

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

Source: NSW Health

Next Birth After Caesarean

For women who have had a previous Caesarean Section

Source: NSW Health

External Cephalic Version

For women with a Breech Presentation  near Term

Source: NSW Health

Breech Baby at Term

Options for women with a Breech presentation near term

Breech at Term

Source: NSW Health

 

Pets

Website We Are Family 

We Are Family Booklet

Source: We Are Family.

Victorian Government

We Are Family Checklist

Source: We Are Family.

Victorian Government

Preparing your cat for a baby's arrival

Source: We Are Family.

Victorian Government

Resources for after baby is born

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Breastfeeding

How Breastfeeding Works

ABA Breastfeeding

Source: Australian Breastfeeding Association

Australian Breastfeeding Association Website

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

Call the Breastfeeding Helpline any time on

1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 268) 

Source: Australian Breastfeeding Association

Breastfeeding Confidence

 

BF confidence

This brochure includes information about Alcohol and Breastfeeding 

Alcohol Breastfeeding

Source: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education [FARE] endorsed by the Australian Government

Caring for Yourself after Baby is born

 

Embody, local physiotherapy, online

Source: ISLHD NSW Health Physiotherapy Departments

 

     Physio, after birth, postpartum

Source: Royal North Shore Physiotherapy Department.

This resource is used with permission from Royal North Shore Hospital Physiotherapy Department. The information will help you after the birth of your baby. Please contact a local physiotherapy department if you require further assistance.

       Video, postpartum, RNS

Source: Royal North Shore Physiotherapy Department.

 

This resource is used with permission from Royal North Shore Hospital Physiotherapy Department. The information will help you after the birth of your baby. Please contact a local physiotherapy department if you require further assistance.

 

General Resources

Raising Children

Source: Raising Children

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby website

Pregnancy, birth, baby

Source: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Child and Family Services  webpage

 

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

Source: ISLHD

Contraception

Contraception

 

Source: NSW Government

Baby

Injections and Tests

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis B

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

Source: NSW Government

Vitamin K

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

Source: NHMRC

Newborn Blood Spot

We will ask for consent to perform the Newborn Blood Spot

Source: NSW Government

Jaundice

'Blue' Book

 

Jaundice Factsheet

Source: The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

'Blue Book' example

You will receive an actual book after the baby is born

 

Red Nose

https://rednose.org.au/

Red Nose

Safe Sleeping  and Safe Sleeping Checklist

   safe sleeping checklist

Sources: https://rednose.org.au and sids and kids Victoria

Red Nose

Safe Wrapping

Source: https://rednose.org.au

Red Nose

Tummy Time

Source: https://rednose.org.au

Red Nose

Bassinet Safety

 

Source: https://rednose.org.au

Red Nose

Co-sleeping

Source: https://rednose.org.au

Red Nose

   Slings, Baby Carriers &  Backpacks

Source: https://rednose.org.au

Mental Health

PANDA

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

Source: PANDA

Source: PANDA

 

COPE

Postnatal Factsheets

 

COPE postnatal

Source: COPE

COPE Postnatal Anxiety

Source: COPE

COPE Postnatal Depression

Source: COPE

 

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

Source: NSW Government

Pregnancy and After Bub is Born Resources for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families

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 Pregnancy Resources

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 & normal birth.

Source: NSW Ministry of Health

 

Raising Children

Source: Raising Children

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby website

Pregnancy, birth, baby

Source: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Aboriginal, Pregnancy, diary

Pregnancy Diary for Aboriginal women and babies. Please ask your Binji & Boori Midwife for a copy

Source: NSW Government

Also there are more pregnancy booklets from NSW Ministry of Health available here

Early Pregnancy

 Yarning about

Pregnancy Options

Pregnancy options

Source: Family Planning NSW

For women in Early Pregnancy "when things go wrong"  

Early Pregnancy

Source: NSW Health

Hyperemesis Gravidarum 'HG' and Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy go to this ISLHD Website and look under Resources

 

Strong Women, Strong Babies

strong women, strong babies

Source: NSW Health Kids and Families

Keep Smiling While You Are Pregnant/ Healthy Smiles

 

Sources: NSW Health and NSW Government

  Video source: NSW Government

Breastfeeding

How Breastfeeding Works

ABA Breastfeeding

Source: Australian Breastfeeding Association

Australian Breastfeeding Association Website

Source: Australian Breastfeeding Association

Breastfeeding Confidence

 

BF confidence

Medications, Diet and Exercise

Medications and Food

Iodine

Iodine

Source: NSW Ministry of Health

Oral Iron Choices

Source: Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Guide to Taking Iron Supplements

Source: Department for Health & Ageing, Government of South Australia. Bloodsafe

Mothersafe

Medications in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding advice 

Source: Royal Hospital for Women

Anti D

For women with

Rh Negative Blood Group

Source: Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Food Safety During Pregnancy

Source: NSW Government Food Authority

 Pregnancy- Healthy Eating

Raising children healthy eating

Source: Raising Children

Embody Antenatal classes

Click on the image to go to the survey, then register for classes.

Source: ISLHD NSW Health Physiotherapy Departments

   

Immunisations

 

Important Vaccines for Pregnancy

pregnancy, vaccines

Source: NSW Heath

COVID

Decision Guide

Source: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Get Healthy in Pregnancy

Do You Want to Get Healthy in Pregnancy?

Get Healthy in Pregnancy, GHiP

Source: Get Healthy NSW Health

Get Healthy in Pregnancy

Source: Get Healthy NSW Health

Get Healthy Be Deadly

Source: Get Healthy NSW Health

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Source: Get Healthy NSW Health

Physical Activity During Pregnancy