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Pregnancy

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Tips for the journey

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Mental health support during pregnancy and after birth.

National helpline
Monday – Friday, 9am – 7.30pm
1300 726 306

Resources for mothers, fathers and carers can be found on website

www.panda.org.au

Mental health support in the community for mothers with anxiety and depression

Supportive weekly group at Morayfield Health Hub – see timetable on website

Online and peer support available

www.peachtree.org.au

Support for young people aged 12 – 25

Lots of online resources can be found on their website

Face to face support in the Caboolture Headspace Office, King Street

For anyone needing mental health support.

24 hour phone line support 1300 22 4636

Online chat available and supportive forums for anyone affected by mental health

www.beyondblue.org.au

A confidential mental health telephone triage service that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services to Queenslanders.

It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

🐔 Connecting with your Baby 🥚

pregnant-reading

Read to your bump every day

It might feel silly at first, but your baby can hear in the third trimester and can recognise voices, words and sounds after birth.  It doesn’t matter what you read, just use expression and do it regularly.

Babies in the uterus will turn their head to the sound of your voice!

Sing!

Your baby won’t judge you if you can’t sing like Katy Perry, and you can share your favourite tunes with your little one.

You may even find that after birth your baby may recognise the song!  He or she will love you even if you can’t hit that high note. But for the record, the lower notes are easier to hear from within the uterus, which may be just as well!

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hideandseek

Play hide and seek!

As your belly grows, you will see and feel his or her feet push out.  Your beautiful baby is stretching and strengthening.  Catch those feet!  Poke an elbow!  This can be a fun game of hide and seek with your baby, stimulating your baby’s brain through touch.

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Labour and Birth

Create your Birth Space
Make it warm, dark, private, safe, quiet.
Make it yours.
Warm
A warm shower or bath may help you to relax.
Create a ‘nesting’ area with cushions and pillows.
Dark
Turn the lights off and allow your mind to go within yourself as you labour.
Battery candles can create a relaxing atmosphere.
Private
Talk to your support people about keeping your space safe from unexpected visitors or enquiring phone calls.
Safe
Choose up to three support people you trust and are comfortable with.
Quiet
Turn off mobile phones and limit unnecessary talking in labour.
Calm music may protect you from outside.
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The hospital
and your birth

Always call before arrival so that we can get your chart and arrange a room.

Any issues or concerns including bleeding and pain before 20 weeks:

  • General Practitioner or Emergency Department
  • Call 13 HEALTH

Any issues or concerns including pain or bleeding from 20 weeks to 36 weeks:

  • Phone birth suite 5433 8670
  • General, non-urgent questions – ask at antenatal appointment, see GP or 13HEALTH

Other reasons to call birth suite:

  • Your waters break
  • Abdominal pain
  • Labour at full term (37 weeks or greater) when contractions become too painful to cope with at home
  • Vaginal bleeding occurs
  • Baby is not moving as much as normal
  • You are worried about yourself or your baby.
  • You have a headache that is not relieved by paracetamol and may feel unwell – this may be preeclampsia
  • You have unusually itchy hands and feet which may be a sign of cholestasis in pregnancy

Paperwork

  • Medicare card
  • Pregnancy hand held record (if you have chosen to carry it)
  • Birth plan or preferences – optional

General

  • Music – Bluetooth speakers available in birth suite
  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Eye mask/ear plugs (optional)
  • Nutritious snacks and drinks

For Mum

  • Loose, comfortable clothes for labour and ward
  • Button up top if breastfeeding
  • Supportive bras – maternity or wire free
  • Slippers and thongs
  • Socks and closed in shoes
  • Pack of cheap undies
  • Maternity pads – 4 packets
  • Breast pads

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Brush/hairbands
  • Lip balm
  • Shower gear

For Support person

  • Phone
  • Closed in shoes – in the case of an emergency cesarean you cannot go to theatre in open shoes
  • Snacks and drinks

For Baby

  • 4 ‘onesies’ long sleeve
  • 4 singlets
  • Wipes
  • Nappies
  • Wraps – optional
  • Baby car seat installed in car

After the birth of your baby you will be transferred to the Maternity Ward, unless you choose an early discharge from birth suite following an uncomplicated birth.

While on the ward you will be supported by a team of health professionals including midwives, obstetricians, paediatricians and a social worker.

Before discharge home, you will likely have the following:

  • A bath demonstration
  • An opportunity to discuss and commence contraception
  • Supportive assistance with breastfeeding
  • Bottle making demonstration if needed
  • Extensive education on what to expect with your body and baby
  • You will be offered Hepatitis B immunisation and Vitamin K injection for baby
  • Healthy hearing test for baby, or an appointment to have test after discharge home
  • Arrangement for a home visit after discharge by a hospital midwife
  • Assistance with caring for your newborn and learning the ‘cues’ for feeding and sleeping.

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The big day!

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Baby is Here!

✋🏾 FINDING YOUR TRIBE 🖖

Caboolture Young Mothers for Young Women

A supportive environment of young mothers under 21 years of age in Caboolture

  • Social support and midwife available.
  • Group alternates between baby/pregnant group (less than one year) and toddler group (over one)
  • Lunch provided
📅Wednesdays during school terms
10am – 12pm
🏥Caboolture YMYW
Corner of Morayfield Road and Oaklands Drive

📱  Phone 5294 9600 to enquire

Peachtrees

Peer support for pregnant and parenting women of all ages who are experiencing mental health challenges

🏥Morayfield Health Hub

🌐 See peachtree.org.au for timetable

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What now?

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Mental health support during pregnancy and after birth.

National helpline
Monday – Friday, 9am – 7.30pm
1300 726 306

Resources for mothers, fathers and carers can be found on website

www.panda.org.au

Mental health support in the community for mothers with anxiety and depression

Supportive weekly group at Morayfield Health Hub – see timetable on website

Online and peer support available

www.peachtree.org.au

Support for young people aged 12 – 25

Lots of online resources can be found on their website

Face to face support in the Caboolture Headspace Office, King Street

For anyone needing mental health support.

24 hour phone line support 1300 22 4636

Online chat available and supportive forums for anyone affected by mental health

www.beyondblue.org.au

A confidential mental health telephone triage service that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services to Queenslanders.

It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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