New Directions: Mums and Bubs Program

This program provides:

  • Access to antenatal care for women pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander child; 
  • Standard information about baby care for mothers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children; 
  • Practical advice and assistance with breastfeeding, nutrition and parenting skills for mothers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children; 
  • Monitoring of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s weight gain, immunisation status, infections and early developmental milestones by a dedicated primary health care service; and 
  • Testing, early detection and timely treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s hearing, sight, speech and other development issues before starting school.  
  • Access to a GP and Midwife as well as Aboriginal Primary Health Care Workers and Access Workers. Transport available