Toowoomba Maternity

Useful information and contacts


Useful information and contacts

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

Mater Maternity information PDFs

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

Australian Breastfeeding Association

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

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. 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

Health Direct Australia

1800 022 222
Telephone health advice line for parents and carers manned by registered nurses.
healthdirect.gov.au

Parentline Queensland and Northern Territory 

1300 301 300, 8 am-10 pm 7 days

parentline.com.au 

13 HEALTH Queensland
13 43 25 84, Speak to a registered nurse 24 hours 7 days, or request the Child Health Team 6.30 am-11 pm 7 days.

qld.gov.au/health/contacts/advice/13health

Dads:

dadsgroup.org

drivingdad.com.au

mensline.org.au

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Eatforhealth.gov.au PDF

Infant Feeding

The Best Foods for Infants

Kid Safe (home and car safety):

http://kidsafe.com.au/

Pain Management

TENS information flyer

PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia):

panda.org.au

Raising Children Network:

raisingchildren.net.au

SIDS

rednose.com.au

Twins

twins.org.au

breastfeeding twins

Australian Multiple Birth Association

Immunisation for pregnancy:

health.gov.au

Child Care Access Hotline
1800 670 305, 133 677 (TTY service for people with a hearing/speech impairment), 8 am-6 pm Monday to Friday

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

breastfeeding.asn.au/breastfeeding-helpline

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

panda.org.au

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

playgroupaustralia.org.au

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

pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/pregnancy-birth-baby-helpline

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact the Toowoomba Maternity Team.


22 - 36 Scott Street, Toowoomba, 4350

Ph: (07) 4690 4000