The resource list for your postnatal year

 

May this postnatal resource list help you spend less time searching and more time with your baby.

After hours helplines and advice.  Put these numbers in your phone for when you or your baby are sick and you need advice.  Call 000 for medical emergency.

 

Health Direct  is a health advice line run by nurses 24 hours/day.  1800 022 022. www.healthdirect.gov.au

NURSE-ON-CALL is a phone service that provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse 24hrs/7days. Call 1300 60 60 24.

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby helpline – call 1800 822 436 (24hrs/7days),  to speak with a trained counsellor.  For your baby’s first year. 

 

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH LINE: 132 229

Breastfeeding Support

 

The Australian breastfeeding Association (ABA) offers telephone support, coffee mornings  and local groups, often with qualified breastfeeding counsellors present. Call the free breastfeeding helpline available 7 days a week for advice on breastfeeding. Breastfeeding helpline:  1800 686 268.

Also ask your midwife or Maternal health nurse  for  help and advice with breastfeeding.

Castlemaine Group contact Rachel: abacastlemaine@gmail.com

Find a lactation consultant through Lcanzwww.lcanz.org

 

Maternal and child health service - Mt Alexander.

15 Lyttleton street, Castlemaine 3450

Contact: 5472 1364

*First time parent group

*Links to community resources for your family’s needs.

*Assessment of your child’s growth and development.

*Open 9-4.30 Monday-Friday.

Breastfeeding and child friendly cafes in Castlemaine area

 

CASTLEMAINE:

 

Doveton corner store 61 Hargraves street.

The coffee bean café and deli: 231 Barker street.

Das Kaffeehaus (Coffee house) 9 Walker street.

Saffs café. 64 Mostyn street.

Togs café: 58 Lyttleton st.

GUILDFORD:

Guildford general store.  1 Templeton street.

NEWSTEAD:

Dig café. 9 Panmure street.

Other local services

HIRE FOR BABY:

Baby capsule and equipment hire-Bendigo.

Branch owner-Belinda.  Contact: 1300 363 755/ (03) 9018 7855

bendigo@hireforbaby.com

*Mobile service. They come to you.

*We provide a friendly, specialised and mobile service for all of your baby equipment needs.

Short or long term hire, hire to buy and sales of baby equipment.

For your own child restraints, we offer a $37 fitting service.

BREAST PUMP HIRE:

Australian breastfeeding association (ABA)-Castlemaine and district group

Contact: Rachel. 5472 5360/ abacastlemaine@gmail.com

CRISIS SUPPORT:

SANDS:  Support for bereaved parents following the death  of a baby  from conception to infancy.

24hrs: 1300 072 637.

StillBirthDay: Support services and resources for parents dealing with the loss of their baby.

www.stillbirthday.com

Miracle Babies.

www.miraclebabies.org.au

A support helpline for families with a threatened pregnancy, the hospital journey with a baby in NICU, the transition to home and onwards. 

1300 622 243

Castlemaine Toy Library:

Uniting Church Hall. 8-12 Lyttleton street, Castlemaine.

https://castlemainetoylibrary.setls.com.au/

 

Baby rhyme time at Goldfields libraries:

Castlemaine: 10.30-11am Wednesday.

Kyneton: Tuesday 10.30-11am.

SLEEP CONSULTANT:  Deb Herdman.

Sleep consultant, system and resources to help babies and children have good sleep associations.

Lullaby CD, consults etc.

www.nighnighsleepyhead.com.au

HYPNOBIRTHING and  BIRTH CLASSES:

Empowered to birth.  Debra Wakefield. Bendigo.

www.empoweredtobirth.com.au

 

HEALTH AND WELL BEING:

Healing Well. 147 Mostyn st, Castlemaine.

CHIROPRACTOR AND CRANIOFASCIAL THERAPY:

Dr. Marg Peck.  0429 999 255

Pediatric  and family health care.

CHINESE MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE:

Grace Natakhan.  Healing well.

*Women’s health ,fertility, pregnancy and postnatal care  ( TCM/Acupuncture).

NATUROPATHY:

Healing well.  147 Mostyn st. Castlemaine.

Susan Lintott. 0401 764 050

*Children’s health.

*Anxiety and depression

*Works with pregnant and postnatal women.

Nicola Pilon. Healing well.

*Women’s health

Johannah Ashley:

Iyashi. 60 Hargreaves st, Castlemaine.

www.iyashiacupunctureandchinesemedicine.com

Women’s health, fertility, pregnancy & birth preparation.

MASSAGE (PREGNANCY AND POSTNATAL):

I offer in home pregnancy and postnatal massage as a postnatal doula.

I am a massage therapist and infant massage instructor.

REFLEXOLOGY:

Margaret@essence.com.au

Margaret  McConvill   

*Fertility and Maternity.

Essence health and wellbeing.

CRANIO-SACRAL AND OSTEO THERAPY:

59 Mollison street,  Kyneton, Victoria. 0423 852 874

Gentle Osteopathy treatment for the whole family.

 

Dr. Isabel Mettler and Dr. Clare Greig .

*Cranial Osteopathy, obstetric and Paediatric Osteopathy.

 * Treatment of babies, children and pregnancy care. Experienced in pregnancy, birth and postnatal care for mother and baby.

MAMASHANTI:

Yoga for pregnancy and birth.  Birth preparation workshops and classes.

Nina Isabella.  Daylesford/ Hepburn springs Victoria.

www.mamashanti.com.au

 

Book into one of my post-birth planning classes (click here).

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