Online resources to support our community during COVID-19

 

At this difficult time of social distancing and isolation, it is easy to feel alone and anxious about the things you may be faced with each day, especially as a new parent. To help support our community of Mums and Dads, we have put together a list of our preferred online courses and services for antenatal education, child safety, postnatal services and perinatal well being support. We hope you find it useful and that it helps you feel more connected at this strange and temporary time.

 

  • Although normally held at a pub over a good steak lunch and a beer – Our favourite class for fathers, Mr Dad is still offering insights online into male specific education regarding labour and birth, dad skills and relationships. Thank you Dale! #engagedfathersmakebetterdads.

 

  • Our friends Kathy and Kieran at Brilliant Birth & Beyond are offering their Antenatal Education via webinars, with a follow-up zoom call to meet individuals learning needs sessions and your goodie bags sent directly to your door.

 

  • Nourish Baby online classes offer the complete guide to pregnancy, birth, feeding, and the first 3 years of parenting. Enrol in the courses that interest you and learn at your own pace. Speak to your Hatch midwife for a discount code.

 

  • Looking for a positive birth and beyond? Mother down under offer zoom Hypnobirth classes, mothers’ groups and postnatal support including food delivery packages.

 

  • Safe Start Australia  – Brisbane 0-5 Child Safety Education. Keeping children safe through injury prevention education to new and expectant parents. Learn about risk management; Preparing a safe home (hazards and fire evacuation plan); Purchasing safe baby products (Australian and mandatory standards, buying second-hand and recalled items); Safe Sleeping Guidelines; and Safe Travel (including fitting car restraints; pram and carrier safety advice). The next virtual injury prevention program for expectant and first-time parents will take place on Saturday 2nd

 

  • Struggling to get your baby to sleep? Join Lullababysos sleep specialist Elaine for her online focus groups – register here. Or if you are looking for something to read, visit the website for some great blogs on sleep and settling.

 

  • Have a breastfeeding question or looking to connect with other local mothers? Bekki from Full Circle Midwifery & Lactation is hosting virtual consultations and mothers’ groups. Additional services on offer include antenatal, postnatal and IBCLC consults.

 

  • As parents, we don’t have to do it alone. Raising a child takes a village, and Mama Tribe is an Australian online mothers group that is here to help. #nomumleftbehind

 

  • If you need assistance with the emotional challenges of becoming a parent, COPE is a fantastic resource and support network. Sign up to the “readytocope” newsletter and “Mum Drum” series for some valuable tips.

 

 

  • Mater mums and mums-to-be can stay up-to-date on having a baby during COVID-19, with accurate information from the maternity experts at Mater Mothers’.