The Journey to Parenthood: Resources for new & expectant parents


Presented by NSW Health Child and Family Health, Randwick (South Eastern Sydney Local Health District) and Waverley Council, this online seminar discussed a range of adjustments that life with a new baby can bring. Here is a selection of resources to assist with the realities of parenting a newborn:

  • Beyond Blue Provides information for new and expectant parents that includes bonding with baby, adjusting to parenthood and spotting signs of anxiety and depression
  • Centre of Perinatal Excellence Offers support for the emotional challenges of becoming a parent and provides specific resources for mother or father/partner
  • Dad's Guide to Pregnancy A comprehensive guide for dads throughout the stages of pregnancy including a couple relationships and adjustments to parenting
  • Focus on Fathers Program
  • SMS 4 Dads Dads can register to receive messages, information and tips specific to their baby’s age
  • Gidget Foundation Emotional support for expectant and new parents and have targeted resources specifically for mums or dads
  • Health Direct – Pregnancy, birth and baby Comprehensive information, health advice and referral information for new and expectant parents
  • Raising Children Network Comprehensive parenting information for all parents that encompasses pregnancy, newborns and the stages of child and adolescent development
  • Sleep Well Baby App developed in consultation with Tresillian. Available free to NSW parents during the COVID period. Education, advice & evidence based tools to assist with new parent concerns such as sleep & settling, feeding and development
  • Resourcing Parents Government website with information on parenting programs and other resources
  • What Were We Thinking! Government funded and supported website for new parents aimed at providing support in the early weeks.  Also has a free App.

For further assistance:

  • NSW Health Child and Family Health Service (SESLHD) - Intake 02 9382 0933

For information, advice and referral