Keeping relaxed and excited about birth – free zoom sessions





Keeping relaxed and excited about birth

Free zoom session that runs every Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 with Tracey Anderson Askew.

Tracey covers the following:

  • The power of knowledge and mindset
  • The tools handy for birth
  • Questions and answers about having a baby

Signup link:

Birth Dignity Survey 2020





Birth Dignity Survey 2020

Do women in Australia have the birth they want?

Safe Motherhood for all  are seeking to find out if Australian women have the maternity care they need and want and to gain a fuller picture of Australian women’s experiences during her pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.


The survey is open until 30 September 2020 for all women who have birthed in Australia in the past two years.  Please, click on the link to complete the survey – Birth Dignity Survey

Particate in the Mother and Child 2020 study








Mother and Child 2020

The summer of 2019/20 saw record breaking bushfires that some have dubbed the “black summer”. More than 10 million hectares of the local environment was devastated and around 3,000 homes were lost. Canberra had the worst air quality in the world this January. Since the bushfires, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and interact with each other. Amongst all of this, a new generation of Australians are being brought into the world. A healthy start to life is important for long term health and wellbeing. How has the health of mothers and babies in the ACT and South-Eastern NSW been impacted by these 2020 events?

If you were:

  • pregnant OR had a baby no older than 3 months on 1st February 2020, or
  • you became pregnant by 30th April 2020,

you’re invited to participate in the Mother and Child 2020 study.

All mothers, exposed or not exposed to bushfire smoke, are welcome to be involved.

For more information;

Seven things I wish I’d known as a new mum

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