‘Talking Dads’ group
- Childbirth Education program Parkville – more details
- Community venue childbirth education
- Caring for yourself in pregnancy
- ‘Talking Dads’ group
- Twins, triplets and more
- Childbirth education - Mandarin
- Hospital tours
The 'Talking Dads' group is for prospective dads who wish to learn more about their role in pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. It also supports men in the transition to fatherhood.
The program sessions are conducted by an experienced facilitator who is a health professional, and cover all those early questions that prospective dads have. The program is offered monthly and run in conjunction with the 'Caring for yourself in pregnancy' program.
- How to best support your partner during pregnancy
- Role of the partner in the birthing suite
- How dads can support their partner during breastfeeding
- Transition to parenting
- Developing a relationship with your newborn/child
- Nurturing your relationship through the change to parenthood
Downloads and Related Topics
Food safety in pregnancy
During pregnancy there are certain foods and beverages that you should avoid as they may be harmful to your baby. The Food safety during pregnancy fact sheet explains which foods to avoid and how to prevent contracting food related illnesses, in particular, listeria and toxoplasmosis.
- Food safety in pregnancy
Coping with common discomforts of pregnancy
It is quite normal to have a few discomforts in early pregnancy. Sometimes they can become quite severe and you may need to talk to your doctor about what to do. This fact sheet discusses some methods for coping with common discomforts of pregnancy.
- Coping with common discomforts of pregnancy
Early pregnancy - how to take care of yourself
There are a number of things that you can do before you get pregnant, and in the early weeks, to encourage a healthy pregnancy. Taking care of yourself in early pregnancy is very important. Read this fact sheet for tips to show you how.
- Early pregnancy - how to take care of yourself
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy or ‘morning sickness’ can occur at any time of the day. The cause is unknown. This fact sheet will assist you in coping with nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
- Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy