New Parent Program
Child Aware offer a number of services for mum's, dad's and bubs to support you during the early (and throughout) the parenting journey. The birth of a new baby is a time of joy but it can also be incredibly daunting, overwhelming and exhausting. So much time is spent preparing for pregnancy and the birth that we can feel under prepared when the baby finally arrives. It's no wonder that about 80% of new mothers (and fathers) experience some sort of mood disturbance, ranging from the baby blues to postnatal depression. It is good to know that you are not alone during this period of adjustment. Talking to someone about this can help you feel more supported and confident as you find your parenting feet. At Child Aware we believe it is important to foster parents confidence and sense of connectedness. We offer a number of services to support families;
Designed to support you during the 1st year of parenting and provide non judgemental support and advice. We know it can be stressful to try and make it to appointments during this time, so we can come to you. You don't need to worry about having the house tidy or doing your hair - this service is about being able to seek emotional support during this time. The cost of this service is $170 for a 50 minute appointment. If you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your GP, you will be entitled to a rebate of $106.55 per session.
Baby massage has been found to be beneficial in helping parents to settle their child, promote better sleep, reduce crying and relieve problems such as wind, colic, constipation, reflux and eczema. Child Aware paediatric massage consultants are passionate about the benefits of increased parent-child attanchment, bonding, promoting development and reducing post-natal depression.
Child Aware provide individual baby massage sessions and group sessions. Private classes cost $75 per hour (45 minutes). Small Groups (2 or more participants) are $50 per person. To make an appointment please phone 1300 914 318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note there are no rebates available for this service. This service can be provided at one of our offices or at your home.