Essential Resources

Phone numbers, websites and organisations to help you on your journey.

Decision Support

We recommend the following services that offer professional and confidential help and advice, as well as practical care and support.

Pregnancy Support

Congratulations! Here are some great resources in your pregnancy journey.

The Baby Centre

Information on getting pregnant, including an ovulation calculator; what to expect when you’re pregnant, from body changes, and the influence of hormones, to how to stay healthy and calculate your due date; together with detailed information on the growth and development of your baby, including videos. It also provides information on after-birth care and parenting, as well as blogs and chat forums.

Baby Centre Website

The Raising Children Network

Information for parents, from newborns to teens, and is a partnership between the Federal Government and other early childhood agencies.

Includes resources for parents of children with special needs.

The Raising Children Network Website

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

The Department provides information on the various benefits and programs available to Australian families and individuals.

Department Website

The Brave Foundation

Specialist information, counselling and practical support for teens experiencing an unexpected or challenging pregnancy. This site also contains videos and information on foetal development.

The Brave Foundation Website

The Australian Breastfeeding Foundation

Information and help on breastfeeding.

The Australian Breastfeeding Foundation Website

State Down Syndrome Organisations

To contact the Down syndrome organisation in your state

State Down Syndrome Organisations Website

Adoption Support

We know that adoption can be the most loving option. Click on the state relevant to your location below to find out more about the adoption process.

Fatherhood Support

We know that adoption can be the most loving option. Click on the state relevant to your location below to find out more about the adoption process.

The Baby Centre

Information on getting pregnant, including an ovulation calculator; what to expect when you’re pregnant, from body changes, and the influence of hormones, to how to stay healthy and calculate your due date; together with detailed information on the growth and development of your baby, including videos. It also provides information on after-birth care and parenting, as well as blogs and chat forums.

Baby Centre Website

The Fathering Project

This is a not-for-profit charity designed to help fathers and father-figures realise how important they are in a child’s life, by giving advice and inspiration on how to engage with their children. Hop onto it, lots of great stuff for you.

Fathering Project Website

What were we thinking?

You need to download this app. It’s free and available on the app store, providing week-by-week info on essential topics for mums and dads to help them adjust to the first six months of life with a baby. Jean Hailes, who created it, has a fantastic blog

Grief Support

The grief experienced following an abortion is very unique, but there is hope, help and healing available. We recommend these services that specialise in abortion grief counselling.

Abortion Grief Australia

Helpline: 1300 363 550
Website

Victims of Abortion

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