Fitzroy Maternity

Useful information and contacts

Useful information and contacts

Maternity Information

Be careful, babies can fall PDF
Falls prevention for maternity patients PDF
Safe Sleeping Tips PDF – in English
Safe Sleeping PDF– in Chinese
Newborn Bloodspot Screening PDF– in English, tests to protect your baby
Newborn Bloodspot Screening PDF – in Chinese, tests to protect your baby
Hepatitis B Vaccination PDF – for your newborn baby
Vitamin K PDF – in English, for newborn babies, information for parents
Vitamin K PDF – in Chinese, for newborn babies, information for parents

Parent Information

REACH PDF – keeping you safe in hospital
Am I adequately covered for private hospital care? PDF
Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights PDF
10 tips for safer healthcare PDF
Preventing a fall in hospital PDF
Pastoral Care PDF – for spiritual and emotional support

Fitzroy Maternity information PDFs

Suggested reading


•    What to Expect When You’re Expecting – A Eisenberg, H Eisenberg Murkoff & S Eisenberg Hathaway

•    Up the Duff – Kaz Cook

•    Face to Face with Childbirth – Julia Sundin

•    JuJu Sundin’s Birth Skills – with Sarah Murdoch

•    The New Active Birth – Janet Balaskas

•    The Pregnant Body – Dorothy Gliksman

•    Cheers to Childbirth – Lucy Perry

•    Baby on Board – Dr Howard Chilton


•    Breastfeeding – naturally, 3rd ed. – Day, Jill. Australian Breastfeeding Association


•    Baby Love – Robin Barker

•    Baby & Child – Penelope Leach

•    How to Stay Sane in Your Baby’s First Year – Tresillian Family Care Centre

•    Transition to Parenthood – Jay Belsky

•    Mother Love – Debra Adelaide

•    So You’re Going to be a Dad – Peter Downey

•    The complete parenting guide: caring for your child from toddler to teenager – Oates, Kim

Helplines, associations and groups

Australian Breastfeeding Association

1800 mum2mum or 1800 686 2686
24 hour For information and eCounselling

Gidget Foundation

1300 851 758
The Gidget Foundation is a not for profit organisation which provides support services for families suffering emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenting.

Australian Multiple Births Association

AMBA is a not for profit organisation, with the aim of providing support, resources and education to multiple birth families. 

Parentline Victoria 

132 289, 8 am -12 am 7 days 

COPE (Centre of Perinatal Excellence)


Healthy Eating During Pregnancy PDF

Infant Feeding

The Best Foods for Infants

Kid Safe (home and car safety):

Pain Management

TENS information flyer

PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia)

Hearing screen

Victorian Hearing Screening Program

Raising Children Network



breastfeeding twins

Australian Multiple Birth Association

Vitamin K:

Hep B:

Immunisation for pregnancy:

Family Relationship Advice Line
1800 050 321, 8 am-8 pm Monday to Friday, 10 am-4 pm Saturday

Kids Helpline
1800 551 800, 24 hours 7 days

Australian Breastfeeding Helpline
1800 MUM 2 MUM (or 1800 686 268), 24 hours 7 days

National Poisons Information Centre
131 126, 24 hours 7 days

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) Helpline
1300 726 306, 9 am-7.30 pm (AEST/AEDT), Monday to Friday

Playgroup Australia
1800 171 882, 9 am-3 pm Monday to Friday

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby
1800 882 436, 7am-midnight (AEST/AEDT) 7 days

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact the Fitzroy Maternity Team.

59 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Ph: (03) 9411 7634

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