Pregnancy, birth and baby

It’s important that all pregnant women can find the support they need to keep themselves and their babies safe. The health of a baby at birth can affect their wellbeing throughout the rest of their lives. Find out what we’re doing to improve pregnancy, birth and baby health for all Australians.

About pregnancy, birth and baby care

Information about support for pregnancy, parents and babies in Australia.

Healthy pregnancies

What we’re doing to support healthy pregnancies and help babies grow strong.

Breastfeeding and nutrition

How we support mothers to breastfeed their baby for the best start.

Marketing infant formula

A self-regulated code for companies selling infant formula.

We encourage women to continue breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about COVID-19 and breastfeeding.

Pregnancy, birth and baby hotline

1800 882 436

You can call this hotline to speak to a maternal child health nurse for advice and guidance. Hours are from 7 am to midnight (AEST/EADT), 7 days a week (including public holidays).

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby website

The Pregnancy, Birth and Baby website is a national Australian Government service that provides support and information for expecting parents and parents of children from birth to 5 years.

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Latest resources

Latest resources

The National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan Annual report 1, 2022

This plan provides jurisdictions with the flexibility to implement actions tailored to local contexts.

National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan (NSAIP) – Monitoring and Evaluation Framework 2022-2030

The National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan focuses on reducing stillbirths experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, some culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women, women living in remote areas, women under 20 and women who have had a previous stillbirth.

Pregnancy and alcohol – a woman's perspective (Verity)

Verity, who is expecting her first child, shares her views about health professionals speaking to women about alcohol and pregnancy. This video is a part of the Women Want To Know initiative.

COVID-19 vaccination – Video – Dr Marilyn Clarke explains how vaccines work, and why pregnant women should get the COVID-19 vaccine

In this video, Worimi woman, obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Marilyn Clarke describes how COVID-19 vaccines work, and explains why it’s important for pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine.