Want to learn more about being pregnant?
Here are some great organisations that can guide you:
The Womens guide to how to look after yourself when pregnant and your options when it comes time to have the baby
A guide to where you can get care during your pregnancy.
Victoria’s sexual and reproductive health information and phone line service, complemented by a website. It is a confidential, pro-choice and women-centred service, established to provide information to meet individual sexual and reproductive health needs. 1800 My Options does not provide clinical, medical, legal or financial advice or counselling. 1800 My Options provides:
- information about contraception, pregnancy options and sexual health
- pathways to sexual and reproductive health and abortion services across Victoria
- details of clinical, support and counselling services based on each woman’s needs and location
You can also talk to your doctor if you have one that you trust.
A lot of strong emotions come with finding out you're pregnant. For example, fear, denial, shame, stress, anxiety, and anger. It is important that you take care of your emotional and mental wellbeing.
Here are some organisations that can help:
A free national helpline staffed by maternal child health nurses to support parents from pregnancy to preschool.
A free national helpline that provides immediate expert health advice from a registered nurse. NURSE-ON- CALL can also give you information about health services in your area
Parentline CALL 1300 30 1300
A free Victorian helpline staffed by maternal child health nurses for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old. Provides confidential and anonymous counselling and support on parenting issues
A Victorian based volunteer community organisation that supports and promotes equality for ‘rainbow’ families (parents, carers and prospective parents who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, gender diverse or intersex) and their children. children.
A Melbourne based family support agency that provides a range of support , material aid and assistance to pregnant people and parents with young children.
A Victorian based membership-based community organisation run by and for single mothers to support and empower single mothers.