Support and advice to enable families to confidently manage the challenges of parenting
Sydney Hope Family Cottage
The Infants' Home's wellbeing centre for families
Postnatal Support for Families
Our postnatal service, known as Sydney Hope Family Cottage, combines a comprehensive range of postnatal health services for families of infants and children aged from birth to five years, which are provided by our qualified Child and Family Health Nurses. Families can receive practical support and information from our nurses through free video and/or phone consultations.
Families who are finding adjusting to the role of new parent challenging, whether with their first baby or with subsequent children, can self-refer to our postnatal service by completing and sending the form on this page, or contacting our Postnatal Service Manager on 0431 360 452 or email@example.com. Families may also be referred by an early childhood health nurse, GP or other health practitioner. Please note that this service is not available on Public Holidays.
Our postnatal care services include: support with lactation, feeding, sleep and settling, parental wellbeing and connecting families to local services and community.
A telehealth consultation with a Child and Family Health Nurse is usually arranged after an initial telephone intake consultation.
“Especially as [other postnatal service providers are] backlogged and sleep consultants are not permitted during lockdown, this service was vital to getting me and my family through a very rough patch. I don’t know where I would have found support without your service.” – Postnatal Services client