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Useful Information & Contacts

Maternity Information

Be careful, babies can fall Pdf
Falls prevention for maternity patients Pdf
Safe Sleeping Tips Pdf – in English
Safe Sleeping Pdf – in Chinese
Newborn Bloodspot Screening Pdf – in English,  tests to protect your baby
Newborn Bloodspot Screening Pdf – in Chinese, tests to protect your baby
Hepatitis B Vaccination Pdf – for your newborn baby
Vitamin K Pdf – in English, for newborn babies, information for parents
Vitamin K Pdf – in Chinese, for newborn babies, information for parents

Patient Information

REACH Pdf – keeping you safe in hospital
Am I adequately covered for private hospital care? Pdf
Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights Pdf
10 tips for safer healthcare Pdf
Preventing a fall in hospital Pdf
Pastoral Care Pdf – for spiritual and emotional support.



02 9787 0855 or 1800 637 357 7am to 11pm


02 9794 2300 / 9794 2350 or 1300 227 464 24 hour
TTY 02 9794 2300

Australian Breastfeeding Association

1800 mum2mum or 1800 686 2686 24 hour
For for information and eCounselling

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.

Australian Multiple Births Association

AMBA is a not for profit organisation, with the aim of providing support, resources and education to multiple birth families.

Mothersafe – advice & counselling

02 9382 6539 Sydney Metropolitan Area
1800 647 848 Non-Metropolitan Area
Hours of service: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, excluding public holidays.
For pregnant and breastfeeding women who have been exposed to chemicals, medications, radiation or infections.

Health Direct Australia

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

Suggested Reading


  • 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 – naturally, 3rd ed. – Day, Jill. Australian Breastfeeding Association


  • 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, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead