The ‘Mums and Bubs’ child and maternal health program aims to improve birth outcomes and close the gap in rates of preterm birth, low birth weight and early infant health and wellbeing.

The program offers culturally-appropriate health care, support and information to antenatal and postnatal Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women and children. Non-Indigenous women with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children are also welcome.

Laying solid foundations in early childhood health, education and development is essential to closing the gap in life expectancy and for the opportunity to achieve full potential in life.

Services of the program include:

  • contraception and sexual health services including:
    • pregnancy education and advice
    • pre-pregnancy screening and care
    • pregnancy testing  and counselling
  • antenatal care including:
    • support to quit smoking
    • family support and outreach services such as home visiting and linkage with hospital services for delivery
  • post-natal care including:
    • home visits
    • breastfeeding support
    • immunisations
  • comprehensive screening and preventive health care through regular health checks for women, their children and their families
  • parenting advice and support
  • visiting specialist and allied health services including:
    • paediatric specialists
    • paediatric occupational therapy
    • paediatric speech pathology
    • social health supports including access to psychologists, counsellors, drug and alcohol services and social workers.

The Mums and Bubs program has drop-in clinics at Miami, Oxenford, Bilinga and Coomera.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Kalwun's Mums and Bubs program clients must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Non-Indigenous women with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children are also welcome.

Accessing the service

To access the service, phone Kalwun's Registered Midwife on (07) 5526 1112.