New Program: Mums at Work

Mums at Work is a program to support pregnant and parenting women to ensure their transition back to work is a healthy and positive experience.

The journey from pregnancy to parenthood and return to work can be a juggle of emotions and practicalities. Whether you are newly pregnant, about to give birth, or are at home with a baby, you can access support.

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Working with you

Mums at Work offers individualised, family-centred support from experienced midwives. Support is available by phone, email, text, Skype or face-to-face. We focus on your needs and can fit into your schedule.

Your midwife may talk with you about:

  • Planning for birth
  • Supporting your mental and emotional health
  • Exploring feeding options
  • Physical and emotional recovery post birth
  • Relationships and sex
  • Navigating expectations of parenthood
  • Returning to work – hours, childcare, feeding.

OUR TYPICAL PACKAGE CONSISTS OF:

Four hours of personalised support:

  • 1 hour face-to-face consultation (Brisbane CBD) or Skype (outside Brisbane CBD).
  • 3 hours of phone support.

Plus

  • Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc membership
  • Peer support through Mums at Work Facebook group
  • Access to Mums at Work resources for pregnant and parenting women
  • Exclusive access to Mums at Work webinars and podcasts
  • Subscription to Mums at Work newsletter and Health Journey magazine
  • Welcome gift for baby and you.

This package is designed to support you throughout your pregnancy and return to work journey. However, we can also tailor packages to suit you and your unique circumstances.

Cost: $150 per hour or $550 for four hours (typical package).

Working with workplaces

We are experienced at working with employer organisations and human resources teams to ensure our service matches and aligns with organisational needs. We work with workplaces to ensure a holistic approach, supporting the woman from pregnancy through to returning to work.

We also run sessions for pregnant women, and parents in the workplace that are tailored to meet identified needs during pregnancy and after birth. Please contact us for further information.

Our team

All our ‘Mums at Work’ team members are registered nurses and midwives.

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Belinda Kippen – Health Education Team Leader

Belinda has over 25 years' experience in maternal and child health. Belinda likes working with women's strengths and encourages them to prioritise themselves and their families. She has a special interest in reaching women in rural and remote areas.

Christine Baxter – Nurse-Midwife

Christine has more than 28 years' experience in both community and hospital settings in England and Australia. Christine enjoys opportunities to help pregnant women understand their pregnancy, and grow and build their relationship with their baby before and after birth.

Kirsty Porteous – Nurse-Midwife

Kirsty has a 30-year career spanning nursing, midwifery, counselling and education. She has worked with women of all ages and at all stages of life in health, community and counselling settings. She enjoys helping women improve their health, lifestyle and confidence.

Could you benefit from the program?

If you are pregnant or returning to work after having a baby and you need some support, get in touch with us on (07) 3216 0976 or via our Contact Us page. Download a copy of our information brochure.

What others have thought

“The service provided me with clarity, validated my feelings, and gave me the confidence to have conversations with my workplace and return to work.”

“It was great to have an ongoing relationship with the same midwife and to be able to talk with someone about the transition back to work.”

“The flexibility and convenience of the service helped me get ready for my return to work while looking after a baby. I appreciated having someone support me through the whole process – both the Mums at Work midwives and my workplace.”

Last updated: 29 May 2017

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