Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies

We support pregnant women of any age who are not accessing antenatal care or who need extra support to re-engage or attend antenatal appointments due to complex psycho-social issues.

Phone: (03) 8558 9000
Email: HealthyMothersHealthyBabiesProgram@monashhealth.org

For referrals please contact 1300 3 icare (1300 342 273)
Fax: (03) 9594 9221
Email: MHCAccess@monashhealth.org

To support Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies at
Monash Children’s Hospital:

About us

We support pregnant women of any age who are not accessing antenatal care or who need extra support to re-engage or attend antenatal appointments due to complex psycho-social issues.

The program provides:

  • One-to-one practical support, assertive outreach, case management, referrals and linkages
  • Assistance for mothers to address a broad range of issues impacting on them and their family
  • Advocacy for women and their babies
  • Education regarding healthy practices during pregnancy and early parenting, and preparing items for baby’s arrival.
Referrals

Community referrals 

For referrals please contact us via the following:

Phone: 1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273)
Fax: (03) 9594 9221
Email: MHCAccess@monashhealth.org

For more information or assistance with your referral please contact the service on childandfamilyprogram@monashhealth.org.

Eligibility criteria

Inclusion:

  • Pregnant women of any age who are not accessing antenatal care or need extra support to re-engage or attend antenatal appointments due to complex psycho-social issues
  • Lives / works / studies or child attends pre-school or child-care in the City of Greater Dandenong, City Of Casey, Shire of Cardinia
  • OR cannot access local services due to poor transport accessibility
  • OR service is not provided by local community health service

Exclusion:

  • Clients on waitlist, attending OR previously attended Early Childhood Intervention Programs or Specialist Schools cannot be seen as they should be eligible to receive therapy support at these settings
  • Clients with a developmental diagnosis i.e. Cerebral Palsy, Asperger’s, Autism, global developmental delay

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