Free Antenatal and Newborn package

Zero cost, courtesy of Medicare.

Are you pregnant and have started to think about what life might look like after your baby arrives? Have you got concerns, questions or worries about early parenthood and caring for your newborn? 

There are many things about parenting a newborn that are out of your control. Babies are all individuals and one of the most crucial elements of any newborn planning must include time to get to know your baby and yourself as a new parent.

Preparing for a baby includes using the time you have in pregnancy to reflect on your own values, beliefs, hopes and fears and understanding how your personal history can influence your experience of early motherhood and parenting.  

Pregnancy is also a time to learn a little about the newborn period to allow you to have realistic expectations about the newborn phase.

Our antenatal and newborn package is fully covered by Medicare and of no cost to you. You will receive two bulk billed appointments.   


Here’s what is included in your free package*:

Individualised antenatal appointment:

The first appointment will occur in your pregnancy, ideally before 37 weeks, and we will discuss your expectations of the early period after birth and understand the impact of your own history.

Postnatal appointment:

The second appointment occurs in the first two weeks of your baby’s arrival where we will perform the recommended 7 day growth and development check. This appointment also gives us an opportunity to see how you are all adjusting following birth and review feeding and settling.

Support systems:

You will receive our contact number to text anytime between these appointments with questions related to our discussions.

Partners and support people welcome to attend.

Expert guidance:

Gain access to expert advice and practical tips from professionals specialising in babies. Find out how to navigate these challenges with the right support and advice.

Empower yourself in the preparation to care for your baby in the best way possible from the outset.

* No cost to eligible Medicare card holders.



Coastlife Families is the Sunshine Coast’s premier Baby & Child Wellness Clinic!

Led by a team of dedicated experts, including a highly skilled neonatal nurse practitioner and child health nurse, we specialise in providing a wide range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of babies through to school-age children.

At Coastlife Families, we understand that every child is unique and deserves individualised care and we take pride in our unique and personal approach to baby and child wellness.

We believe in building partnerships with the families we work with, providing guidance, support, and education every step of the way.

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