For women living in the ACT, Queanbeyan or Jerrabomberra, we provide follow up care in the first few days after you give birth. A midwife will come to your home and offer individualised postnatal care, feeding and parenting support.
Our service is available seven days a week from 8:30am to 5pm. You may receive between one and three home visits from our service depending on your needs.
If you live outside of the ACT, Queanbeyan or Jerrabomberra, we encourage you to connect with your local health service or GP.
We also recommend planning your support at home before your baby is due. This may include:
- booking leave for your partner or support person
- having an approved baby car seat fitted in your family car
- joining a support group or developing your own
- cooking meals and storing them in the freezer for when you come home from hospital.
Our Maternal and Child Health (MACH) Clinic nurses are also here to support you with ongoing information and advice to help you get the best start to parenthood.
The MACH team will contact you to arrange the first appointment.
MACH clinics offer both booked and drop-in appointments, find out more here health.act.gov.au/MACH
For more information contact 5124 9977.