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Longreach Hospital post-natal mothers’ group gather pace

Friday 14 February 2020


A post-natal mothers’ social group established in Longreach last year is gathering pace, with seven new mothers joining in recent weeks.

Longreach Hospital Maternity Unit midwife Natalie Parrish said the group hosts coffee mornings for new mothers who have had their babies at Longreach so they can meet other new mums.

The group meets every Thursday from 9.30 am at the Longreach Community Library in Eagle St.

“Having a new baby is an exciting time but can also seem overwhelming,’’ Ms Parrish said.

“There’s so much to do, so much to remember.

“But one of the top tips to help new mums adjust to life with a new baby is to surround yourself with supporters.

“So, having a post-natal group just to meet up for coffee and some socialising is a great way for new mums to fell more supported and less isolated.

“They can get together, swap stories and experiences and learn from each other, as well as support each other.

“It’s also great to get out and about with your new baby.’’

Ms Parrish said the post-natal social group was open to all new mothers, even if they hadn’t had their babies at Longreach.

“We’re happy to have all interested mums join us and take part and the Longreach library has a great program for under-5s that we can tap into,’’ she said.

Any new mothers interested in being involved in the post-natal social group are welcome to contact Natalie Parrish for information on 4658 4740.

ENDS

For further information contact:

James Guthrie
Principal Media Officer, Rural and Remote Qld
Media and Communication
Department of Health
(07) 3708 5379

Jim.Guthrie@health.qld.gov.au

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Last updated: 18 February 2020