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Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Program

The Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies program is a free outreach service providing support to pregnant women in Warrnambool and district community. The aim of the service is to improve the health and wellbeing of both mothers, babies and their families by working together to find solutions to things that are worrying you.

Patient information

  • What is the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Program

    The HMHB program is staffed by community health outreach workers/nurses/midwives who can support you during pregnancy and for up to eight weeks after birth.

    The aim of the HMHB program is to improve the health and wellbeing of mothers, babies and their families.

    There is no cost to be involved with the program.

  • How can the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Program help you and your baby

    • Help find solutions to what is worrying you in any part of your life.
    • Improve access to maternity services while pregnant and after birth.
    • Assist with referrals to community support services.
    • Assist with transport and material items such as medications, food and baby items.
    • Help you learn about eating well during pregnancy, what to expect regarding birth, parenting/mothercraft skills and education about smoking, alcohol or substance use during pregnancy.
  • Who is this service for

    Pregnant women living in the Warrnambool and district community who need extra support for a variety of reasons, including:

    • Emotional/Mental Health
    • Feeling Isolated or lonely
    • Housing or money problems
    • Issues with drugs and/or alcohol
    • Relationship issues
    • Difficulty with English
  • What to bring

    Your first appointment will be up to 90 minutes long and located in Warrnambool Community Health building. Please bring current details of your GP and other services you are working with. HMHB is able to conduct home visits after this first appointment if applicable.

  • How to access this service

    You can self-refer to the HMHB program by calling or texting the HMHB Outreach Worker on 0481 915 575. Alternatively, feel free to discuss referral to the program through your midwife or doctor.

Refer a patient

If you would like to refer a client to the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Program, please use the Perinatal Support Service Referral Form.

You can also call (03) 5563 1259 or email hmhb@swh.net.au for more information.

Page last updated: 18 May 2022

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