Links and Resources:

 

Queensland Family and Fertility Support is fortunate to have associations with other excellent practitioners and organisations. This is a (continuously growing) list of agencies, organisations or practitioners that we trust to provide excellent care to you – wherever you are in your road to parenthood.

 

Antenatal and Postnatal Network

https://www.antenatalandpostnatalpsychology.com.au

“The Antenatal & Postnatal Psychology Network is a professional collaboration of Psychologists who specialise in conception, pregnancy, the postnatal period, and the early parenting years. Known for our expertise, and dedication to the field of perinatal mental health, we are committed to providing care that is compassionate, non-judgemental and evidence-based.”

 

The Perinatal Loss Centre

https://www.theperinatallosscentre.com.au

“No matter how small your baby, the impact of loss can be forever. The ripples of loss extend through bereaved parents, their families, and through the maternity settings in which losses occur. The Perinatal Loss Centre provides support to all those people affected by the death of babies.”

 

Centre for Perinatal Psychology

https://www.centreforperinatalpsychology.com.au

“The Centre for Perinatal Psychology is committed to strengthening relationships and facilitating joyful and confident parenting during the perinatal period. We are Australia’s only national group of psychologists dedicated to mothers, fathers, infants, couples and families during the perinatal period.”

 

Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology

http://www.gsog.com.au/ 

“Greenslopes Obstetrics & Gynaecology know how precious pregnancy is, so we put your needs first with direct one-on-one pregnancy care with the specialist of your choice. Our comprehensive services can attend to your every need throughout your pregnancy and beyond! We are the only practice in South East Queensland that provides a free postnatal midwife home visit for our patients.”

 

Possums for Parents with Babies

https://possumsonline.com

“ONLINE HELP for Breastfeeding, Sleep, Crying Babies, Maternal Mood: Because Beginnings Matter. Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC or the Possums programs). The evidence-based knowledge revolution in baby and toddler care, transforming lives since 2011. We offer ONLINE RESOURCES AND CONSULTATIONS for help with breastfeeding, sleep, babies who cry a lot, and maternal mood. Are you concerned that your baby has gas, colic, intolerances, reflux, or oral ties? We offer you gentle but highly effective help.”

 

Fertility Society of Australia

https://www.fertilitysociety.com.au

“Our mission is to keep our members, health professionals and couples who struggle with infertility up-to-date with the latest information and research.”

 

The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA).

https://www.varta.org.au

“The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) is a statutory authority funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. VARTA provides independent information and support for individuals, couples and health professionals on fertility and issues related to assisted reproductive treatment. This includes IVF, surrogacy and donor-conception.”

 

Access Australia

https://access.org.au

“We can be an excellent resource for information, support and referrals. We seek to alleviate the pain and isolation of the one in six people in Australia with infertility by supporting them through their journey and making them aware of the medical and social options available to help them pursue their wish to have a child of their own.”

 

Surrogacy Australia

https://www.surrogacyaustralia.org

“Surrogacy Australia’s mission is to enhance the understanding of, and access to, best practice surrogacy arrangements through education, support and advocacy.”

 

Your Fertility

https://www.yourfertility.org.au

“We offer the facts about fertility (the ability to have a baby) for men, women, trans and gender diverse people so that you can make the best possible decisions about having children, considering your unique circumstances. This website gives you the most current information about what you can do to have children when the time is right for you. It’s based on the most up-to-date scientific research and prepared by experts in the field. You can find out about how to improve fertility, take the fertility knowledge quiz, download our fact sheets, watch personal stories and videos from experts, and use interactive tools to help you get pregnant.”

 

Donor Conception Network

https://www.dcnetwork.org

“We are a supportive network of more than 2,000 mainly UK based families with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, those considering or undergoing donor conception procedures; and donor conceived people.”

 

Beyond Blue

https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/pregnancy-and-new-parents

“Check out our information for new and expectant parents, covering everything from bonding with your baby to spotting the signs of anxiety and depression.”

 

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA)

http://panda.org.au

“We know expecting and new parents are feeling especially vulnerable at this time. Despite increased pressure across our services PANDA remains committed to supporting the mental health of expecting and new parents, including those worried about the coronavirus, via our National Helpline and through our expert and accessible information and resources.”

 

Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)

https://www.cope.org.au

“Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to reducing the impacts of emotional and mental health problems in the pre and postnatal periods. Our history and foundations are underpinned by extensive research and best practice. Building upon this, COPE provides a national, dedicated focus to perinatal mental health to address the identified issues that we know are currently preventing people from accessing timely and effective information and care.”

 

Midwife Check-in Service

https://www.womenshealth.org.au/services/midwife-check-in/

“The Midwife Check-in offers women access to free, confidential, untimed telephone calls with a midwife regularly during and after pregnancy and after birth. It gives women the opportunity to discuss any topic, such as expectations of parenthood, emotional health and wellbeing, transitioning back into the workplace or just to have a ‘listening ear’ at the other end of the phone.”

 

Bears of Hope

https://www.bearsofhope.org.au

“We provide support for families who experience the loss of their baby. Let’s walk this journey together.”

 

Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Newborn Death Support (SANDS)

https://www.sands.org.au

“Sands is a volunteer-based organisation providing individualised care from one bereaved parent to another, giving them support and hope for the future, following the death of a baby.”

“They say it takes a village to raise a child. Sometimes it takes a village to have a child.”

SARA WALSH