Maternal and Child Health Services

Our registered nurses are qualified in the area of maternal and child health. They are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, or link you with local support networks.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment with a Maternal and Child Health Nurse phone the booking line on 9688 0501 or email BookMCH@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

Please Note: All MCH Centres will be closed on Friday 1st November, 2019.

Open Session - No appointments necessary

Open Session provide 10 minute consultation outside the KAS appointments. The sessions are held on the following days:

Centre
Day
Time
Maribyrnong River Maternal and Child Health Centre   Mondays 1.30pm-3.00pm

Clare Court Maternal and Child Health Centre

Tuesdays

1.30pm-3.00pm

Maidstone Child and Family Centre

Thursdays

1.30pm-3.00pm

Families can attend any centre for these visits. Families will be seen in order of arrival and, during busy sessions, it may not be possible to see everyone. If you require a Key Age and Stages visit or a longer appointment please call our central booking service 

on 9688 0501.

New Parent Group Information

The MCH Nurse will invite all new parents to attend a New Parents Group: Groups are held in your local area and are facilitated by qualified Maternal and Child Health Nurses. They provide:

  • a relaxed, informal and supportive environment to share experiences, gain information and discuss topics relating to parenting
  • an opportunity to meet other new parents and develop friendships

This is made up of five day sessions and three evening sessions of Baby Makes 3, where partners attend.

Parent Information Sessions

Places limited, bookings essential via 9688 0501.

Infant CPR / First Aid

Learn basic lifesaving skills and how to cope with everyday illness and injury at the following 2019 sessions:

Location

Date

Time

Town Hall Maternal and Child Health Centre
Wednesday 16 October 2019
10am to 12pm
Maidstone Maternal and Child Health Centre Wednesday 13 November 2019
10am to 12pm

 

Starting Solid Food Sessions

For parents with children aged 5 to 7 months:

Location Day and Time
Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Roberts Street Maternal and Child Health Centre

Tuesdays,

2pm to 3pm

20 17
15
19
Not available
Maidstone Maternal and Child Health Centre

Thursdays,

10am to 11am

1
5
3
7
5

 

Breast Feeding Support

Available to help with breastfeeding issues from our Lactation Consultants at Maidstone and Yarraville.

For a referral please speak to your Maternal & Child Health Nurse.

What services are offered?

The service offers families information, guidance and support on issues including:

  • breastfeeding/nutrition
  • child health and development
  • maternal health
  • child accident and injury prevention
  • immunisation information
  • family planning
  • positive parenting
  • young parents groups
  • New MCH App(DOCX, 99KB)

Tell us what you think

We strive to provide the best possible service to families and welcome any questions or feedback.  Parents can talk to their Maternal and Child Health Nurse or contact the Maternal and Child Health Team Leader on 9688 0501.