What to expect in your maternal and child health appointment

Baby being weighed with sister watching

Key maternal and child health visits 

The maternal and child health service provides an opportunity to meet with qualified maternal and child health nurses. In each visit you will discuss things such as your child's growth, your mental health and wellbeing, and key information about your child's development.

Your first appointment will be a home visit, with the remainder of the visits taking place at your nearest maternal and child health centre.

Visit the Better Health Channel Website to learn more.

Our expert staff can help you adjust to your new role as a parent, manage challenging infant and child behaviour, or with referrals to other specialist service providers.

Helpful resources between visits

Lactation consultants - Bendigo Health 03 5454 7288

Lactation consultants - St John of God 03 5434 3434

Australian Breastfeeding Association helpline for mothers - 1800 686 268

24 hour maternal and child health hotline - 13 22 29

Book your appointment

Call our Early Years Team on 4408 6590 to make, change or cancel an appointment.

Key maternal and child health visits

  • Between 7 days and 14 days old
  • 2 - 3 weeks old
  • 4 - 5 weeks old
  • 8 - 9 weeks old
  • 4 - 5 months old
  • 8 - 9 months old
  • 12 - 13 months old
  • 18 - 19 months old
  • 2 years old
  • 3 and a half years old

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