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Pregnancy and Postnatal Care

Mater Health and Wellness offer a Pregnancy and Postnatal Care service dedicated to supporting women and their families' nutritional, physical and emotional wellbeing before, during and after pregnancy.

We offer the following private clinical services:

  • Dietetics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Access to accredited mental health social workers

 

Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Nutrition to optimise fertility
  • Meal planning to meeting pregnancy nutrient needs
  • Healthy pregnancy weight gain and postnatal weight loss support
  • Nutrition requirements during breastfeeding
  • Advice to help manage Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Diabetes in pregnancy

 

Physiotherapy

  • Pregnancy related back, hip and pelvis pain
  • Assessment of weak abdominal muscles
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction and prolapse
  • Bladder / bowel control, incontinence and constipation
  • Lactating breast conditions (mastitis and blocked ducts)
  • Exercise advice and support
  • Pregnancy and antenatal education
  • Labour skills, including breathing, massage and movement

 

Psychology and Social Work

  • Adjustment to pregnancy
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Antenatal or postnatal low mood
  • Antenatal or postnatal anxiety
  • Processing grief and loss
  • Concerns related to past pregnancies or birth trauma
  • Concerns related to bonding with your baby

 

To make an appointment phone us on 3163 6000 (1, 2) or email us at info.wellness@mater.org.au.

Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: PI-CLN-410002
Last modified 23/6/2020.
Consumers were consulted in the development of this patient information.
Last consumer engagement date: 11/2/2020
For further translated health information, you can visit healthtranslations.vic.gov.au/ supported by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services that offers a range of patient information in multiple languages.
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