Support Services

Newborn Baby Support

Support for parents of newborns and babies including breastfeeding, sleep & settling, baby massage, rashes, baby health, nutrition and Mums health in Wollongong / Illawarra

The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre - Figtree Private Hospital. Support Service for Parents.

Location: Figtree
Phone: (02) 4255 5000   Mobile:
Ages: Children aged between two months to two years old   Days / Hours: Five day inpatient program (Monday – Saturday)
The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre helps you helps families establish effective sleep, settling and feeding routines to improve family health and wellbeing. A safe haven for parents and babies who are having a difficult time – a place where parents will be supported with compassion and guidance in their efforts to care for their little ones.
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Shebah - Australia’s first and all-women rideshare service getting women & children safely to where they need to go across Wollongong!

Location: Across Wollongong!
Phone: 0410 508 460   Mobile: 0410 508 460
Ages: Women & children   Days / Hours: Everyday via our Advanced Bookings system
Shebah is a company for women driven by women. We're always about keeping you and your little ones safe when getting around any day of the week (we also provide baby boosters). Whether you’re riding or driving in a Shebah, you can be assured of less stress and more peace of mind – always. Catching a Shebah means sitting in the front seat of the car without feeling vulnerable, no longer feeling limited by the time of day, knowing that your little one is in safe hands when you can’t drop them off and so much more. Get in the Driver's Seat and come work for Shebah!
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Nurture and Grow - Midwife Support Service | Antenatal Classes | Breastfeeding Education | Lactation Consultant | In-Home Postnatal Support

Location: Wollongong & the Illawarra
Phone: 0413 309 213   Mobile: 0413 309 213
Ages: Pre-natal and post-natal support.   Days / Hours: Post-natal support up to 6 weeks that comes to your home
Nurture & Grow is a new Midwife Support Service offering home visits after your birth. Plus private Birthing Classes and Breastfeeding Education. Run by two passionate, highly qualified midwives and lactation consultants, who support and advise you right at the time you need it most
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Kiama Downs Medical Practice - A family owned, award-winning practice focusing on kids, women and adolescent health

Location: Kiama Downs
Phone: (02) 4237 7502   Mobile:
Ages: Family-focused practice   Days / Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 5.30pm (late Tuesdays & Thursdays until 6.30pm for current patients)
Our team of four locally trained young doctors have a reputation for excellent family focused care and for being great doctors for babies, children and teens. Our doctors establish great rapport with children and adolescents and have additional paediatric emergency and paediatric general practice experience in pregnancy, fertility, skin cancer, women's health, men's health and mental health.
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Dr Emma Tetstall- Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with a focus on women-centred obstetric care in the Illawarra

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4271 5440   Mobile:
Ages:    Days / Hours: Please contact Dr Tetstall's Consulting Rooms for available appointment times.
Dr Emma Tetstall is a specialist Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Ultrasound Specialist who practices women-centred obstetric care and has additional qualifications for management of high risk obstetrics, ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis. After completing her Ultrasound Fellowship she has returned to the area to raise her family.
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Dr Lionel Reyftmann - Illawarra Gynaecologist, Specialising in Care and Treatment of Infertility

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4227 6589    Mobile: (02) 4227 6589
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm
Dr Lionel Reyftmann offers Gynaecology Services and Specialised Care of Infertility Cases with GENEA, the world leader in fertility and reproductive medicine & technology. Associate Professor Reyftmann is now looking to help more couples find the root cause of infertility problems and treat them appropriately so they too can enjoy the joys of parenthood.
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Shellharbour Physiotherapy - specialists in paediatric and all levels of physiotherapy. Pilates classes also available. A mobile clinic too - so they can come to you!

Location: Shellharbour & surrounds.
Phone: (02) 4296 1555   Mobile:
Ages: Newborn +   Days / Hours: Mobile & clinic based. Shellharbour & surrounds.
Shellharbour Physiotherapy has been looking after the people of Shellharbour and the Illawarra for the past 25 years. Our team are professional and caring from the moment you come through the door. Our office staff strive to ensure you are well looked after. Our physiotherapists and exercise physiologists continually undertake further education to provide you with the best possible outcomes.
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Dr Grace Kiiru - Consultant Paediatrician. Expert care for all your baby and child needs. Covering medical, behavioural & developmental issues.

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4243 8991   Mobile:
Ages: Babies to Adolescents    Days / Hours: Monday - Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
A local female Paediatrician, Dr Grace Kiiru is a mum of two. Dr Grace offers full Paediatric services from birth to adolescents. She cares for unwell infants, covers any regular check ups, medical problems, learning difficulties and behavioural or developmental concerns and can quickly and accurately diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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Lotus Patch - Mindfulness, Hypnobirthing and Infant Massage. Private tuition and home visits also available.

Location: Private and home visits available
Phone:    Mobile: 0481 481 539
Ages: Families and expecting couples   Days / Hours:
At the Lotus Patch, our philosophy is that we can also mend or repair our thinking and our mind to manage depression, reduce stress, improve our relationships, build resilience, improve our self esteem and so much more. Donnah Day’s experience with mindfulness and meditation spans nearly 40 years. Lotus Patch offers the unique and comprehensive antenatal education Hypnobirthing Australia™ program, Mindfulness-based stillness meditation courses and The First Touch (Infant Massage) Program.
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Southern Healthcare Specialists - excellence in paediatric care across sleeping & feeding issues, speech delays, autism, anxiety and more.

Location: Corrimal
Phone: (02) 4252 7333   Mobile:
Ages: Babies - up to adults   Days / Hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 5pm
Southern Healthcare Specialists, located in Corrimal, strive to provide excellent quality care to the Illawarra in the areas of Paediatrics,/Feeding Clinic, specialised assessment for children who have suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech Pathology, Sleeping Difficulties, EEG clinic (for cases of suspected epilepsy, head injury, disorders etc), Occupational Therapy for kids and much more.
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Dr Jodi Croft - passionate advocator for women-focused Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Location: Wollongong Private Hospital
Phone: 1300 971 265   Mobile:
Ages:    Days / Hours:
Dr Jodi Croft is a local Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who grew up in the Illawarra, has been living in Wollongong for the past 17 years and is mum to 3 young children. She is a passionate advocator for women-focused obstetrics and gynaecology. Dr Croft understands that all women are different and will tailor an obstetrics management plan to suit your needs.
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Wollongong Private Hospital - Birthing Hospital and leading pre & post natal care in the Illawarra

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4286 1000   Mobile:
Ages:    Days / Hours: Refer website for general visiting and admission hours.
Wollongong Private Hospital sets a new benchmark in private hospital facilities for the Illawarra and South Coast - offering a full range of medical, surgical and maternity services. Our Maternity Unit offers the region’s premier maternity experience. Your choice of Obstetrician and Paediatrician, experienced and dedicated team of Midwives and Nurses, Specialist Lactation Consultant, Outpatient breast care and feeding service, Post-natal physiotherapy classes, Breastfeeding classes and more.
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Marsden Clinical Psychology - experts in mental health treatment of families, children/teens, parents and adults

Location: Woonona & Wollongong
Phone: 0411 542 624   Mobile: 0411 542 624
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Monday - Thursday from 8am to 7pm. Friday - Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Specialising in counselling, assessment and support for adolescents, children, families and adults, Marsden Clinical Psychology promote emotional wellbeing and recovery from mental illness through individually tailored and goal-directed therapy. They also run a 4 week Circle of Security for parents starting 4 September in their Woonona clinic.
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Woonona Medical Practice - Offering best individual award-winning patient care for over 50 years. Same-day sick kids appointments now available!

Location: Woonona
Phone: (02) 4283 3433   Mobile:
Ages: All ages family-friendly practice   Days / Hours: Appointments available every day! Monday 8am - 6:30pm, Tuesday 8am - 6:30pm, Wednesday 8am - 6:30pm, Thursday 8am - 6:30pm, Friday 8am - 6:30pm, Saturday 8:30am - 2pm
Established for over 50 years, the experienced, specialised team of 10 doctors, 4 nurses and their Reception staff at WMP, continue to provide excellence in the treatment of family health. We also prioritise children (under 16 years) who need to see one a doctor on the same day.
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CUA - Financial Products & Services to help make the parenting journey easier

Location: Corrimal
Phone: (02) 4225 5910   Mobile: (02) 4225 5910
Ages:    Days / Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9am - 4.30pm. Tuesday: 9.30am - 4.30pm. Friday: 9am - 5pm.
At the CUA, whether it’s rubbing tums, wiping bums or all the above and everything in between, we’re thrilled to offer a specific range of products and services to help make the parental journey easier. Phew! Check out our Baby Budget Estimator or Parental Leave Calculator. Want to pause your home loan repayments to spend more time with bub, find out how with CUA.
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One-pager of useful numbers / local support services for Illawarra based parents. For the fridge door!

Location: Illawarra
Phone: (02) 4255 5000 for Early Parenting Centre   Mobile:
Ages: For all Illawarra and local parents   Days / Hours:
there many organisations and services that can provide practical and emotional support to help you navigate your path through parenting and caring for your little one. It's a one pager summary of useful numbers and local support services available to Illawarra Families. Print and it pop on your fridge!
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Anne's Mums and Bubs

All areas Illawarra & Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
  

Mobile:
0409 288 078

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Australian Breastfeeding Association Illawarra

Various locations around the Illawarra NSW
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Days Available:
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Bassinets and Beyond

Helensburgh, Nowra, Illawarra and Southern Highlands NSW
Contact:
Elizabeth

Phone:
0400 323 001  

Mobile:

Ages:
0-6 months

Days Available:
Monday to Saturday

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Corinne Harris of Angelic Births

Servicing the Illawarra Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Corrine Harris

Phone:
0433 327 029  

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Days Available:

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Illawarra South Coast Multiple Births Association


Contact:
Sharyn Sellers

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Mobile:

Ages:
0-10

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Louise David Midwife & Lactation Consultant

Home visits servicing the Illawarra and Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
0402 704 826  

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Mahanidis Chiropractic

39 Osborne Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4226 5632  

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Days Available:

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The Illawarra Doula

Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Amelia Coleman

Phone:
  

Mobile:
0416 180 207

Ages:

Days Available:
7 days a week

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Wollongong Baby Capsule Rental

Port Kembla Hospital, 89-91 Cowper St Port Kembla NSW 2505
Contact:

Phone:
02 4223 8029  

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Important Numbers

24hr Health Line
1800 022 222

Poisons Information
13 11 26

Parent Line NSW
1300 130 052

Medicare
13 20 11

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Helpline
1800 882 436

Australian Breastfeeding Ass.
1800 686 2 686 222

Tresillian Help Line
1300 272 736

Mental Health Line
1800 011 511 (24 hours, 7 days)

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