New Parents Group – 2.00PM
All parents having their first baby in Victoria are offered group work. These are usually attended by the mother but some fathers are there, work permitting.
Each week a different topic is presented, baby massage, dental care, foods for babies, safety issues, development of the baby in the first year of life, to name a few. Family planning and women’s health, post natal depression, and changes in a family dynamics, are topic discussed to share with the parents.
Guest speakers are invited to share their knowledge and offer information; this gives added interest to those present, and can promote local services.
Lots of informal discussion about babies and sharing experiences is welcomed by many of the mothers in a safe environment.
Normally these groups are conducted in an 8 week block but the local MCHN extends the group work longer as the small local area does not always have support for these new mums to continue getting together.