Having a Baby in Canberra

Having a Baby in Canberra is brought to you by the Women’s Centre for Health Matters (WCHM), a community-based not for profit organisation which works in the ACT and surrounding region to improve women’s health and wellbeing.

In 2016 the WCHM completed a Report called Women and Maternal Care in the ACT Consultation Report. The report was based on women’s stories about pregnancy, birth and post-birth care in the ACT. A strong theme that came out of the report was that women wanted consistency in the information they are able to access about maternity care choices available in the ACT.

The analysis of the consultation found a need to better assist women accessing information about local choices and services, where and when these services can be accessed and provide appropriate information and referral pathways into the local government and non-government services.

Having a Baby in Canberra is the result of the following recommendation outlined in the Consultation Report:

That WCHM, in conjunction with ACT Health, develop and implement a web based information portal which provides information on birthing options, models of care and the hospitals and facilities available in the ACT and Queanbeyan along with other areas such as breastfeeding and post-natal supports available in the community. This portal would be developed in conjunction with maternal healthcare stakeholders in the ACT local community and ACT Government services, with the overall aim, to ensure that women are aware of and can access local and relevant services and support at the right time in the right place to receive the right care.

Privacy Policy

WCHM is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and any other individuals who have dealings with us. This policy explains how we handle your personal information including the use and any disclosure of your personal information, as well as your right to access the personal information we hold on you. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to outline how the Women’s Centre for Health Matters (WCHM) handles, uses and manages personal information consistent with the Australian Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth). It describes how WCHM manages any personal information that it collects; the types of personal information held, and for what purposes; and how that information is collected, held, used and disclosed.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or about the way we manage your personal information, please contact us.

WCHM Privacy Policy

WCHM Privacy Policy