Mater 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.

Mater Maternity information PDFs

Suggested reading

Pregnancy

•    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

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

Parenting

•    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

Tresillian
02 9787 0855 or 1800 637 357
7am to 11pm
www.cs.nsw.gov.au/tresillian

Karitane
02 9794 2300 / 9794 2350 or 1300 227 464
24 hour
TTY 02 9794 2300
www.swsahs.nsw.gov.au/karitane

Australian Breastfeeding Association
1800 mum2mum or 1800 686 2686 24 hour
For for information and eCounselling
www.breastfeeding.asn.au

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

Australian Multiple Births Association
AMBA is a not for profit organisation, with the aim of providing support, resources and education to multiple birth families.
www.ambansw.org.au

Mothersafe – advice & counselling
02 9382 6539 Sydney Metropolitan Area
1800 647 848 Non-Metropolitan Area
Hours of service: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, excluding public holidays.

For pregnant and breastfeeding women who have been exposed to chemicals, medications, radiation or infections.
www.mothersafe.org.au

Health Direct Australia
1800 022 222

Telephone health advice line for parents and carers manned by registered nurses.
www.healthdirect.gov.au

Parentline NSW
1300 130 052
9 am-9 pm Monday to Friday,
4 pm-9 pm weekends
www.parentline.org.au

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact the Mater Maternity Team.


25 Rocklands Road, North Sydney, 2060

Ph: (02) 9900 7690