Clinical Specialties - Maternity
Useful Maternity Websites & Contact Numbers
These are some websites and resource centres that you as new parents may find helpful.
NSW HEALTH DEPARTMENT MULTICULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Information on pregnancy, birth and childhood in English and selected other languages.
KARITANE PARENTING SERVICES
Careline: (02) 9794 2300 or 1300 227 464
Offer a range of services to support families with young children, including residential and day services and resources to support parent and carers in the community.
TRESILLIAN FAMILY CARE
Helpline: 1800 459 540 or 1300 272 736
Early parenting service offering families guidance in the early years of their child's life. They support new parents around breastfeeding and settling baby, as well as dealing with post-natal depression and nutrition.
KIDS HEALTH (the Children's Hospital at Westmead)
Free online program 'CPR Training for Parents' and other child health and safety information
RAISING CHILDREN NETWORK
The Australian Parenting website - complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens.
SUDDEN INFANT DEATH ASSOCIATION
Phone: (02) 9818 8400 or 1300 308 307
Information on infant sleeping positions, bedding and the latest research.
AUSTRALIAN BREASTFEEDING ASSOCIATION
Phone: 1800 mum2mum (1800 686 268)
Excellent information on all aspects of breastfeeding.
MULTIPLE BIRTH ASSOCIATION
Information and resources for families with twins, triplets or more.
Phone: (02) 9845 0890
Information about child safety at home.
Phone: 1300 360 455
Phone: 1300 367 428
ROADS AND TRAFFIC AUTHORITY
Information regarding child restraints, and where you can have them fitted.
DEPARTMENT OF FAIR TRADING
Information about baby furniture, equipment and safety.
AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE
Information regarding the Baby Bonus.
THE SYDNEY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NETWORK (incorporating The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS), the Pregnancy and newborn Services Network (PSN) and the Children's Court Clinic)
Phone: (02) 9845 0000
Other Important Phone Numbers
Phone: (02) 9382 6539
Information on medication in pregnancy and lactation service.
POISONS INFORMATION SERVICE
Hotline: 13 11 26
HEALTH DIRECT AUSTRALIA
Phone: 1800 022 222