koorie maternity health

KOORI MATERNITY SERVICES

The Koori Maternity Service (KMS) at Wathaurong Health Service offers flexible, inclusive, holistic and culturally appropriate pregnancy and postnatal care to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, or people expecting Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander babies. It is a collaborative program run in partnership with Barwon Health Maternity Services, ensuring that clients get the possible maternity care.

To learn more about KMS, or to enquire about receiving services through KMS, call the KMS team on 0419 530 722 between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Download the Koori Maternity Service poster

 

 

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICE

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative works in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong to provide our community with access to a dedicated Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program that is culturally supportive. The MCH program offers care and support for families of children from birth to school age. Both in home support and on-site appointments are available. On site appointments are currently being scheduled at our new office location at 12 Albert Street, Geelong West.

Maternal and Child Health Nurses can help with things like breastfeeding and feeding your child; sleep and settling; making sure your child is growing, learning and developing well; being a parent and looking after yourself. There are key ages and stages that your child will go through that you will visit your MCH nurse for check-ups and support.

If you are interested in booking an appointment with an MCH nurse through Wathaurong, please click the link below.

REQUEST A BOOKING

For any other questions about the Wathaurong MCH program, please email mch@wathaurong.org.au

There is also a 24 hr MCH telephone support service that is available to all Victorian  families - call 13 22 29 to speak to a Maternal and Child Health nurse at any time of the day or night.