The hospital where you have your baby will notify Council of the birth. A Maternal & Child Health Nurse will contact you within a few days after discharge from hospital.
If you have not been contacted by your nurse within a week of coming home or you are having problems, please telephone the Maternal and Child Health service at Loddon Shire on 0409 166 891.
Your nurse will initially make a visit to your home and then make an appointment time for you to visit the centre.
On the birth of your baby you will receive a Child Health & Development Record book, that your nurse will use to record your child’s progress, immunisations and other important events in their development. Remember to always bring your health & development record book with you to the centre.
If you move into Loddon Shire, please contact the Maternal and Child Health service on 0409 166 891 or (03) 5494 1201 to make an appointment with the nurse in your nearest centre.