Consumer Information and Services

 The following information provides guidance to women and families on a range of topics and is given out to women as standard practice at Peninsula Health.

New resources will be added as they become available.

Pre-Pregnancy

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Pregnancy

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Having your baby at Frankston Hospital- A guide to Peninsula Health’s Maternity services(Peninsula Health)

Booking in, Models of care, Childbirth education, Hospital tours, Signs of labour, Coming to hospital, What to bring to hospital, In the birth suite, Feeding you baby, Leaving Hospital

 Having Your Baby at Frankston Hospital August 2015 (6MB)

Your Pregnancy Care- What to expect and what you can do(Peninsula Health & Monash Health)

Healthy eating and weight gain, Vitamins and minerals, Safe food handling, Taking care of yourself, Coping with common discomforts, Signs and symptoms to take seriously during pregnancy, Admission to hospital, Medications

  Peninsula Your Pregnancy Care A5 Booklet

A guide to tests and investigations for uncomplicated pregnancies (3 Centres Collaboration, Mercy Hospital for Women & Monash Health)

Booklet aimed at helping women understand- how and why test are done including explanation of risk factors and breakdown of trimesters and visits.

 Download a copy of “A guide to tests and Investigations for uncomplicated pregnancies” (3177KB, 32 pages)

Childbirth Education (Peninsula Health)

Details of class options, location and payment information

 Childbirth Classes flyer

Peninsula Quit Smoking Services (Peninsula Health)

Local Quit services including courses and individual sessions, contact details

 Quit-Smoking-Support-Services-September-20111

Taking Care of Yourself During Pregnancy (Peninsula Health)

 General physio handout which covers topics such as-pelvic floor muscles, abdominal muscles including RDAM, back care and general exercise

 Taking care of yourself during pregnancy booklet

Antenatal Group Session- Nutrition and Physiotherapy(Peninsula Health)

Description of group, What we cover during the sessions, Session details, Location and booking details

 Antenatal Group Sessions Information

WH referral form- physiotherapy

Your Babies Movements And What They Mean (ANZSA)

Information for women on fetal movements

ANZSA brochure

ANZSA brochure-ATSI

 


Labour & Birth

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Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding Support Service (Peninsula Health)

Service description, Locations, What to bring, Contact information, Community resources

  Breastfeeding Support Service
     
     
     
     

 


Mental Health

 

 


Nutrition

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Antenatal Group Session- Nutrition and Physiotherapy (Peninsula Health)

 

Description of group, what we cover during the sessions, Session details, location and booking details

 Antenatal Group Sessions Information

WH referral form- physiotherapy

     
     
     
     


Physical Wellbeing

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Taking Care of Yourself During Pregnancy (Peninsula Health)

 General physio handout which covers topics such as-pelvic floor muscles, abdominal muscles including RDAM, back care and general exercise  Taking care of yourself during pregnancy booklet

Antenatal Group Session- Nutrition and Physiotherapy (Peninsula Health)

 

Description of group, what we cover during the sessions, Session details, location and booking details

 Antenatal Group Sessions Information

WH referral form- physiotherapy

 Healthy teeth, healthy pregnancy                             (Dental Health Services Vic)

 Dental health in pregnancy including when to see a dentist  Healthy Teeth- Healthy Pregnancy-factsheet
     
     


Useful Websites for Consumers

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Quit Smoking Support Services (Quit Victoria)

Information on smoking and pregnancy, links to Quitline (13 78 48) and support, Preparing to Quit, Staying Quit, Managing Setbacks.

http://www.quit.org.au/reasons-to-quit/smoking-and-pregnancy

Beyondblue- pregnancy and early parenthood

(Beyondblue)

Information on depression and anxiety in pregnancy and early parenthood, Depression, Anxiety, Treatment options, Contacts, Resources, Help line (1300 22 4636)

http://www.beyondblue.org.au/resources/for-me/pregnancy-and-early-parenthood

Better Health Channel- Pregnancy & Birth

(Victorian Government Department of Health)

Information on Pregnancy stages, advice, tests, birth, abortion, after childbirth

 http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/rf_pregnancy?open

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby

(Australian Government- Department of Health)

Information on Getting pregnant, pregnancy, birth, baby, links &resources, National Helpline (1800 882 436)

http://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/

Raising Children Network- The Australian parenting website

(Australian Government- Department of Social Services)

Extensive resources on all stages of development from newborn to teens, special needs, sleep and settling

http://raisingchildren.net.au/

 

Disclaimer

These guidelines have been developed by the Peninsula Health GP Liaison Unit and the Peninsula Health Women's Services as a general guide to the management of women participating in the Peninsula Health Shared Maternity Care Program. They may not be applicable in every clinical case. They should not replace thorough clinical assessment and judgement.

Care should be taken when printing any information or Clinical Guidelines. Updates to these guidelines will take place as necessary. It is therefore advised that regular visits to this Website will be needed to access the most current information.