Having a baby
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Whether you’re planning your pregnancy or are already pregnant, you’re likely to have a lot of questions about what to expect and what you need to do before your baby is born.
This is a guide for people in NSW who are having a baby. It can help you manage your finances, understand your medical care options, be aware of your responsibilities and find support services.
It provides information on:
- how to stay healthy during pregnancy
- understanding your medical care options
- your rights at work and the types of leave available during and after pregnancy
- where to get help if you’re experiencing antenatal depression or postpartum depression
- keeping track of your baby's health checks and vaccinations
- how to make a family payment claim or finalise a pre-birth claim
- where to get parenting, emotional and other types of support during and after pregnancy