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Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Pregnancy, Birth and Bab

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a national Australian Government service providing support and information for expecting parents and parents of children aged up to 5 years.

You or your partner may be pregnant and feeling apprehensive about the upcoming labour and birth or have questions about how to care for your new baby. This is when the Pregnancy, Birth and Baby service can help.

You may wish to browse the website for information or call the free* helpline and speak with a registered maternal child health nurse or counsellor.

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is an initiative of the Federal Government and offers free, confidential information and support to women and their partners. The service is also available to friends and relatives.

Call this free helpline on 1800 882 436*

Becoming a parent can sometimes be challenging or overwhelming, and it’s reassuring to know there is expert help and support available whenever you need it, seven days a week.

Our staff can answer any questions you may have, give you advice on what to do next, and redirect you to other useful services. If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, professional and confidential counselling is also available.

Access trusted information on www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au

If you are searching for pregnancy, birthing or parenting information, you can access a wide range of resources online, such as:

If it is an emergency

Please call triple zero (000) immediately if you think you need an ambulance.

Other useful services

  • Browse through healthdirect’s trusted health information online or speak to a registered nurse for free* on 1800 022 222.
  • To help you find health services in your area, search the National Health Services Directory.
  • To access trusted information and resources on mental health, visit the mindhealthconnect website.

Call Pregnancy, Birth and Baby for free* on 1800 882 436 or visit www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au.

*call charges may apply from mobiles and payphones.

Last reviewed: December 2015

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