Maternal, child and youth health

Find out about maternity, child and youth health programs available in country Western Australia.

For information on maternity, child and youth health programs please visit the Department of Health website.


Having a baby in the Wheatbelt and Great Southern


Preparation for childbirth and parenting - via Telehealth

Antenatal and birth preparation classe

In February 2016, WA Country Health Service launched a new initiative to enhance access to childbirth and parenting education for expectant parents in remote and rural areas.

A series of antenatal and birth preparation classes are now available via telehealth, which pregnant mothers and their partners can attend at their local telehealth service or in their homes via secure videoconferencing software.

This service significantly reduces travel time for expectant parents and provides peace of mind that they can access information to help them prepare for parenthood from even the most remote locations. 

The telehealth antenatal education classes are part of an initiative to better support pregnant women throughout the Wheatbelt and Great Southern to have safer pregnancies and better health outcomes for both mother and baby. The classes form part of the Maternal Health Improvement Project made possible by the Royalties for Regions funded, Southern Inland Health Initiative.


Baby Bumps Facebook community

Participants are also invited to join our Baby Bumps community on Facebook to interact with other expectant mums and dads and our community midwives.