Services

Pregnancy Support – Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies

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The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program is a community based service providing support to women in the Shire of Yarra Ranges. We help pregnant women to connect to services and education. The program is not a clinical ante natal service. The aim of the program is to improve the health and wellbeing of women and babies.

We work closely with Maternity Services, GPs, Child Health and other specialist services you may be involved with.

The program aims to provide assistance to women to:

  • Improve access to pre and post natal services
  • Support throughout their pregnancy
  • Improve the health of mother and baby

We work with you in planning for the best outcome for you and your baby. We help by working together on worries you have and finding the best solution.

Eligibility Criteria

High needs women at any stage of pregnancy requiring additional support to engage in ante natal care. Includes housing issues, mental health, drug and alcohol, geographical isolation, family violence, lack of support, emotional and social wellbeing.

Referral

Via email, S2S, fax or telephone to Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health 1300 130 381

This program is also offered by Community Health Services - Inspiro from Lilydale and Belgrave.

Cost

There is no cost to the client. Material aid support is also available through this program for small essential items and financial difficulties.

Our Team

Midwife, community development worker, family support worker.

This program provide rapid access to all other services, including social work, counselling, family violence worker and allied health programs.

Location

Address
The service is delivered from our site in Healesville and outreaches into the community, and clients in their own homes.
Contact

P: 1300 130 381 (Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health)

Hours

The service is available Monday – Friday 8.30 am - 5.00 pm

Car Parking

Car parking is free at our Healesville and Yarra Junction sites.

Public Transport

Bus routes service our centres.