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
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:
Find a lactation consultant through Lcanz. www.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
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 general store. 1 Templeton street.
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
*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/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
HYPNOBIRTHING and BIRTH CLASSES:
Empowered to birth. Debra Wakefield. Bendigo.
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).
Healing well. 147 Mostyn st. Castlemaine.
Susan Lintott. 0401 764 050
*Anxiety and depression
*Works with pregnant and postnatal women.
Nicola Pilon. Healing well.
Iyashi. 60 Hargreaves st, Castlemaine.
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.
*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.
Yoga for pregnancy and birth. Birth preparation workshops and classes.
Nina Isabella. Daylesford/ Hepburn springs Victoria.
Book into one of my post-birth planning classes (click here).