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CHOOSING YOUR MATERNITY CARE IN CANBERRA

There are a number of options for maternity care in Canberra. For up to date information, click here:

Choosing your maternity care

HOSPITALS

TCH Birthing Suite 6174 7444

TCH Switchboard 6244 2222

Calvary Antenatal Clinic 6201 6359

Calvary Birthing Suite 6201 6034

Calvary Birth Centre 6264 7062

John James Maternity Centre 6281 8730

Queanbeyan Maternity Unit 6298 9265

HEALTH
Health Direct 1800 022 222

Parentline ACT 9am – 9pm Mon to Fri 6287 3833

Post & Ante Natal Depression Support and Information (PANDSI) 6288 1936

ACT Health Immunisation Information Line 6205 2300

BREAST FEEDING

Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline – 1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 268) – A great resource for new mothers breastfeeding.  I called their hotline when my bub was only a few weeks old, a great support.

CHILD AND FAMILY CENTRES

Drop in centres that provide support for families.  Includes services such as paint n play, MACH nurses at certain times, support groups for families from diverse backgrounds.

Gungahlin 6207 0120

Tuggeranong 6207 8228

West Belconnen 6205 2904

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH (MACH) NURSING SERVICE AND DROP IN CLINICS

MACH nurses can be found at the Child and Family Centres during certain hours or at your local MACH clinic.  To make an appointment, contact Community Health Intake 6207 9977 or drop in to one of the clinics at the drop in times. Developmental checks and immunisations require an appointment.

MACH Nursing Service

SLEEP AND SETTLING

Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) 6205 2333 – Support for families with unsettled babies, feeding problems, failure to thrive etc.

Early Days – a support group for parents of newborns up to three months of age

Sleep and Settling Groups

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