Birth & Parenting Support Services

Breastfeeding Support

Australian Breastfeeding Association is a community based self-help group offering information, counselling, and support services, on breastfeeding issues.

Breastfeeding Helpline Phone: 1800 686 2 686 (1800 mum 2 mum)
Web: www.breastfeeding.asn.au
(Victoria branch: https://sites.google.com/site/abavictorian/)

 

Pregnancy Counselling Support

The Royal Women’s Hospital Pregnancy Advisory Service (PAS) provides pregnancy options counselling and referrals for a medical consultation for an abortion at the Women’s.
(03) 8345 3061 – Health professional line (staffed by PAS Advocates
03) 8345 3063 – PAS Intake/new appointments (staffed by PAS Counsellor/Advocates)
https://www.thewomens.org.au/health-professionals/unplanned-pregnancy-professionals/pregnancy-advisory-service/
 
 
Pregnancy Counselling Australia offer female counsellors who are professionally trained, specifically for pregnancy and abortion counselling.
24 hour helpline call 1300 737 732
http://www.pregnancycounselling.com.au
 
 
Pregnancy Counselling Link (QLD) offer free, professional, confidential counselling in relation to pregnancy testing, unplanned pregnancy, post-abortion concerns, pregnancy support, pregnancy loss & adoption.
Phone: Tollfree 1800 777 690 (national)
Web: www.pcl.org.au

 

Parenting Phone Support

Parentline Victoria provides a statewide telephone counselling service to parents and carers of children from birth to eighteen years. Professional counselors and contact details for community services, available from 8am to midnight 7 days a week.

Phone: 13 22 89 (cost of a local call)
Web: www.education.vic.gov.au/about/contact/Pages/parentline.aspx


Pregnancy Birth & Baby Helpline 
offer free support for women, partners and families 24 hours a day. Providing information, help and advice for questions about pregnancy and early parenting.

Phone: 1800 882 436
Web: www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au

Translating and Interpreting Service: 131 450

 

Parenting Information & Resources

Raising children network The Australian parenting website: comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-15 years.

Web: www.raisingchildren.net.au

 

Online Parenting Social Network

BellyBelly.com.au is one of Australia’s biggest and most respected family websites, for conception, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, baby, toddlers, children and much more.

Web: http://www.bellybelly.com.au/

 

Cerebral Palsy Group

Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries

Web: https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/