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.




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Safer Care Victoria

Provides information about the importance of fetal movements

Movements Matter

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

Hospital Services, models of care, what to bring to 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, Signs and symptoms to take seriously during pregnancy

  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 

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

Peninsula Quit Smoking Services (Peninsula Health)

Local Quit services 


Antenatal Group sessions-Nutrition and Physiothearpy  (Peninsula Health)

Information in areas of nutrition and physiothearpy

Antenatal Group Sessions – Nutrition and Physiotherapy

Taking care of your pelvic floor during Pregnancy (Peninsula Health)

Information on taking care of the pelvic floor muscles

 Taking care of your pelvic floor during pregnancy

Perinatal mental Health Resource

Self referral options, telephone and online advice, medication advice

Perinatal Mental Health Assessment and Care Options 2018





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Breastfeeding Support Service (Peninsula Health) Outpatient Appointments and drop in services at Frankston hospital and Hastings Community health Breastfeeding Support Service brochure
Postnatal Mental Health (Peninsula Health) Common signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression, how and where to get help Postnatal Mental Health
Mental Health Resources Parenting, sleep and settling Perinatal Mental Health Assessment and Care Options 2018

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.

Beyondblue- pregnancy and early parenthood


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

Better Health Channel- Pregnancy & Birth

(Victorian Government Department of Health)

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


Pregnancy, Birth & Baby

(Australian Government- Department of Health)

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

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



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.

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