A reader-generated list of some of the best post-birth support services in Perth.
The Perth Mums Group Useful Lists are a quick reference to some of the most helpful, fun and important places in Perth. Our lists are continually updated and cover the best places for kids and parents across Perth.
Below are some of the best post-birth support services in Perth, with contributions and suggestions by Perth Mums group members.
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Obviously the list doesn't include all the great services in Perth, but this is a great place to start. Remember to always do your own research and make sure the service meets your personal needs.
Our list below covers the following services:
• Post birth support – various services offered (Ngala, Child Health Nurse etc)
• Post-birth support – hospitals
• Sleep support services
• Breastfeeding support and lactation consultants
• Counselling support services
• Physio and exercise
• First aid courses for parents
• Online support services
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Ngala is one of Perth’s top support services for parents, and offers a heap of resources, including sleep support, feeding and general information about coping with a newborn. You can call their Parenting Line for advice, attend a workshop or attend an overnight stay if your bub is not sleeping well.
The Bump WA Address: Suite 8, Cockburn Integrated Health and Community Service, 11 Wentworth Parade, Success.
Phone: 9498 6033
The Bump WA can provide support for new parents that includes breastfeeding support, workshops for mums and dads, baby massage workshops and a range of information and resources.
"The Bump in Cockburn." - PMG Member
Image: TheBumpWA Facebook.
Your local child health nurse Phone: 1300 749 869 (to make CHN appointments)
After you have had your baby, a child health nurse from your community will usually pay you a visit to check on you and bub. This is an opportunity to ask questions and request additional support if you need it. Your child health nurse should also provide you with the details of the next available new parent support group (mothers’ group) in which you can meet other new mums (and dads) in your area.
"New parent group organised by local Child Health Nurse." - PMG Member
Free child health nurse services at Currambine Pharmacy Address: 1244 Marmion Avenue, Currambine
Phone: 9305 3533
"There is also a free child health nurse at Currambine Pharmacy every Wednesday from 9am to 1pm. She is available for weight checks, advice and support, including sleep, colic, breastfeeding, post-natal depression." - PMG Member
HypoMothering – Barefoot Birth Website: See the Facebook page for more information.
"HypnoMothering – prepare for a gentle transition to motherhood. Skills and techniques to confidently navigate motherhood including tools for dealing with anxiety, stress and lack of sleep. Fun, relaxed, judgement free session that goes for two to three hours, can be private in your home or mine or with your mama tribe. No previous experience with HypnoBirthing needed, and it’s available to every mother." - PMG Member
"Can not speak highly enough of the fantastic "open house" program run by SJOG Subiaco - for mothers that birth at the hospital. Hosted by midwives, you get to ask questions, meet other mums and get a break from bubs while amazing volunteers help look after them!!" - PMG Member
Caroline’s Angels provide a range of online sleep solutions for parents of babies through to pre-schoolers, and use a unique five-step process to help babies (and parents) enjoy a good night’s sleep. You can read more about Caroline’s Angels at the PMG website here.
Image: Caroline’s Angel’s Facebook page.
Australian Breastfeeding Association Phone: Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 686 268
Website: For more information, see the website.
Provides support for mothers with breastfeeding, including a 24-hour hotline, resources and information.
"The Australian Breastfeeding Association - especially the 24 hour hotline service." - PMG member
The Breastfeeding Centre of WA provides information and support for WA families, including the opportunity to attend a private session designed to overcome any issues with feeding. Most services, such as the breast pump hire and private sessions, are available to KEMH patients only, but check with the hospital.
"King Edward Breastfeeding Centre." - PMG member
"KEMH lactation consultants have been amazingly helpful and respectful to our needs! We saw Myra and she was fantastic. Free, knowledgable and also free loan of hospital grade breast pump!!" - PMG Member
Image: King Edward Memorial Hospital Facebook page.
As a mother and midwife, Justine from Cherished Parenting not only provides pregnancy support, but also information and resources after the birth, including breastfeeding advice (her own story is one of true persistence!) plus she is a stockist for some of the best breastfeeding and expressing products available. You can read more about Cherished Parenting Services at the PMG website here.
"Cherished Parenting Services." - PMG member
Image: Cherished Parenting Services.
Counselling Support Services
Women’s Health & Family Services Joondalup Address: Suite 6, Joondalup Lotteries House, 70 Davidson Terrace Joondalup.
Phone: 9300 1566
Offers individual support programs and counselling at a low cost.
"A friend told me she found being a mum all very overwhelming and found this really good. Not just for postnatal depression, but motherhood in general. She's even gone back after her second bubs." - PMG member
Women's Health and Wellbeing Services in Gosnells Address: 2232 Albany Highway, Gosnells.
Phone: 9490 2258
Runs perinatal and postnatal support groups for women, including individual counselling, therapeutic groups and offers partner education and support.
"Women's Health and Wellbeing Services in Gosnells offer a range of groups, as well as individual counselling." - PMG member
For more postnatal counselling services in Perth, read on here.
Physio, Exercise and Baby Wearing
Mercy Physio at SJOG Mt Lawley Hospital Address: St John of Gods Mt Lawley Hospital, 1 Thirlmere Rd, Mount Lawley.
Phone: 9271 9422
"Mercy Physio at SJOG Mt Lawley Hospital have a great water aerobics class which is a great gentle way to get back into exercise and your babies also join in the fun!" - PMG member
"Genesis Physiotherapy is amazing for women's health issues. I saw them after having all three of my children. Birth issues and breastfeeding issues (cracked nipples and mastitis ) were all resolved quickly and discretely. They also fit these issues in quickly, no waiting days. Highly recommend." - PMG Member
Babywearers Western Australia is a not for profit organisation dedicated to the education, promotion and facilitation of babywearing in the wider community. They have branches throughout Perth to educate parents on safe babywearing and facilitate their baby wearing journey. They also have nine statewide sling libraries with huge array of wraps and slings for members to try and borrow.
"I really wish I'd known about them much sooner – Baby Wearers Western Australia BWWA." - PMG member
Image: Baby Wearers WA Facebook page.
Town of Victoria Park Mums Walking Group Address: Starts at the Antz Inya Pantz, 965 Albany Highway, Victoria Park.
Phone: Town of Victoria Park – 9311 8111
These free walking groups are run every Wednesday from 8:30am and 9.30am and start at the above address.
"Town of Vic Park have free mums walking groups during the week. You start and finish at a cafe so it’s great way to meet local mums. They also run mums and bubs fitness class at the Leisure Life Centre (which is reasonably priced). I did both and enjoyed them." - PMG Member
"Eyeonkids baby and child specific first aid courses – three-hour courses covering crucial life saving knowledge and skills and education around common paediatric emergencies and illnesses." - PMG Member
Pinky McKay is a leading Australian lactation consultant and expert in parenting. Although her private practice is based in Melbourne, she offers online support through her website and Facebook page for breastfeeding, including selling her very own lactation cookies, and sleeping.
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