having a baby
The information and exercises in this booklet have been designed to keep you fit and comfortable during your pregnancy and to prepare your body for labour.
Information about reproductive and sexual health services in NSW.
If you're planning to have a baby it is advisable to be well informed and prepared to provide the best care for yourself and your baby.
All you need to know about registering the birth of your child. You need to register the birth of your child within 60 days of birth.
Access is an excellent resource for information, support and referrals for couples experiencing difficulties in achieving pregnant.
Foster care is provided to children and young people who are unable to live with their own families.
Adoption is the legal process which permanently transfers all the legal rights and responsibilities of being a parent from the child's birth parents to the adoptive parents.
The best way to meet you and your baby’s nutritional needs is to eat a wide variety of nutritious foods and be as healthy as possible as early as possible.
Under the National Employment Standards in the Fair Work Act 2009, parental leave is an unpaid period of time off that employees get when they become parents. This entitlement covers the birth of children and also adoption.
Knowing your family health history is about documenting and understanding the illnesses that have affected previous generations.
Whatever option you choose - whether it is with a midwife at a birthing centre or a doctor at a maternity hospital (or even a doula at a home birth) - it is your choice.
The Family Assistance Office has been set up by the Australian Government to give Australian families better access to government services. Instead of going to different agencies to get family assistance, families are able to get all their payments from just one place - the Family Assistance Office.
Search here for a wide range of family support services and contact details.
A comprehensive list of all hospitals in NSW and contact information.
Find out everything you need to know about giving birth to your baby.
Information to help you to understand what's going on and make important decisions when labour doesn't quite go to plan.
Information and advice about caring for your baby.
Popular baby names registered in NSW from 1995 - Present.
In this section, you will find answers to most of your breastfeeding questions.
Find out about the types of childcare available, benefits available to you and more.
Follow the links on the website to find information on the complications that sometimes arise during pregnancy.