Newborn Care

Due to the COVID-19 response, we need to keep making changes to the way we deliver Women, Youth and Children health services to keep our women and babies safe. We encourage you to regularly check our Temporary changes page for the latest advice.

An early pregnancy and parenting support phone line has been established to support women with early pregnancy, maternal and child health, breastfeeding and emotional wellbeing concerns. You can call 5124 1775 from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. Please leave a voicemail with your name, best contact number and reason for your call and a health professional will return your call.

For the latest information, please read the COVID-19 advice for pregnant women fact sheet.

If you are a first-time parent, it’s important to prepare yourself for a smooth transition to family life.

We run a free group session to help you:

  • ease into parenting and prepares you for this new phase in your life
  • strengthen relationships and maintain intimacy at this precious and challenging time
  • build confidence about responding to your baby’s needs
  • create a support network

To attend a session, please contact Relationship Australia Canberra and Region on 02 6122 7100.

For more information, please contact the Queen Elizabeth II Family Centre on 02 6205 2311 or read the Course Flyer.

Page last updated on: 3 Nov 2020