The Maternal and Child Health Service is a free service that is provided for children from birth to school age by local government.
The Maternal and Child Health Service are notified by the hospital of your baby’s birth. The Maternal and Child Health Nurse will contact you within two weeks of your baby’s birth and arrange a time for her to visit you in your home. The Maternal and Child Health Nurse will monitor your baby’s growth and development and provide you with advice regarding feeding, parenting, and immunisation as well as offer you advice with your own health and well-being.
The Maternal and Child Health Service has a helpline for assisting you outside of business hours. The number of the service is 13 22 29. For more information see,
Maternal and Child Health | Warrnambool City Council
Moyne Shire Council- Maternal and Child Health Service
Corangamite Shire- Maternal and Child Health Service
Northern Grampians Shire- Maternal Child Health Service
South Grampians Shire- Maternal Child Health Service
Glenelg Shire (Portland)- Maternal Child Health Service
You are advised to see your GP six weeks after giving birth. This visit is an opportunity to have both you and your baby physically checked and for you to discuss any problems or concerns.
When booking your 6 week GP appointment make sure to book a double appointment for you and your baby.