Calvary Public Hospital Bruce Maternity Unit – COVID-19 Update







Calvary Public Hospital Bruce Maternity Unit has released information about the measures they have in place during COVID19 for providing care for women and their babies, antenatally, during birth and postnatally.  And they have prepared a video tour of the Calvary birthing and inpatient facilities, as well as information about Maternity Access and Visitor arrangements.

For more information;

Sleep Wake Research Centre – Sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic resources









The Sleep Wake Research Centre has developed a number of resources providing information and advice on the importance of good quality sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, check out the Sleep During the COVID-19 Pandemic resources;

Sleep for parents and their babies

Children’s sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic – Tips for parents 

Tips to support better sleep and daytime functioning 

Yoga for Birth and Beyond – Online Prenatal Yoga and Workshops available








Yoga for Birth and Beyond prenatal yoga classes and workshops are now available to access online. Please contact Julia Willoughby for more information. 

Helping you get your medicine if you are confined to your home – fact sheet








As part of the National Health Plan, telehealth can now be bulk-billed and Electronic Prescribing is being fast-tracked, with work to upgrade the doctor and pharmacy software well underway. It is expected to be ready by May 2020 but there are options immediately available to support telehealth services so you can get medicine sent directly to you at home.

For more information visit;

COVID-19 Pregnancy and Early Parenting Support Helpline








In response to COVID-19, Canberra Health Services has set up a new support line to help Canberra families. Families can call the Pregnancy and Early Parenting Support line on 51241775 for enquiries and support about pregnancy, early parenting concerns, child and family health, physiotherapy and nutrition services.

For more information;

COVID-19 Pregnancy and Early Parenting Support

COVID-19: Advice and information for pregnant women








Canberra Health Services has developed some specific information for pregnant women in the ACT that provides about the precautions they need to take, the effects of coronavirus on pregnant women, and the safety precautions that have been put in place for patients, visitors and staff.

For more information;

COVID-19 Information for pregnant women

COVID-19 Advice for pregnant women


Update – changes to Women, Youth and Children services











To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to keep families, babies and staff safe, ACT Health Services are making some changes to Women, Youth and Children services across Canberra.

Families whose appointments or treatment are affected by the changes will be contacted directly.

Early pregnancy and parenting support phone line where you can speak to a midwife about your early pregnancy, maternal and child health, breastfeeding and emotional wellbeing concerns are also being established. Please check the website for updates on when this service will be available.

For the latest information on what’s changing visit

New COVID-19 Helpline












New COVID-19 Helpline call (02) 6207 7244 between 8am and 8pm daily

For more information visit

Conflict Resolution Service are offering free phone advice and support









Conflict Resolution Service are offering free phone advice and support for:

    • People who are experiencing conflict with their neighbour
    • People who are experiencing conflict within the family home
    • Families who are currently living within an ‘in-house separation’ model

For more information visit


Australian Breastfeeding Association – COVID-19 Update









The Australian Breastfeeding Association Canberra group has suspended all face-to-face activities, including discussion sessions, antenatal breastfeeding education classes and playgroups. We are providing regular virtual Q&A sessions using Zoom, hosted by a local breastfeeding counsellor or community educator. The list of sessions is available on our webpage or our Facebook page

The National Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 686 268 (freecall) is available for individual breastfeeding counselling support 7 days a week.

Antenatal breastfeeding education sessions will be running from mid-April. The sessions will be delivered online, facilitated by breastfeeding counsellors and community educators. For more information on how to register, please contact

Regularly updated information about breastfeeding and Covid-19 can be found here