New Family Program
We understand that starting a family can be challenging. The New Family program has been developed in collaboration with early childhood experts, Safe Sleep Space & Nourish Perinatal Wellness with the aim of helping our members to navigate through pregnancy and the early parenting period with a newborn baby through to the toddler stage. The innovative and specialised program provides practical information and support on a range of early parenting matters. Topics include pregnancy health, labour, birth, breastfeeding, parenthood, infant and toddler sleep & settling.
Members participating in the program receive:
- Safe Sleep Space/Nourish video programs
A USB flash drive containing six video segments which offer useful, common sense ante- and post-natal information, plus tips to gently prepare your baby for sleep. Topics include childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, understanding your baby and settling.
Soothing Sounds for Sleep CD
Based on the meditative effect of the multiple sound layers found within nature, this CD creates ‘white noise’ using the movement of ocean waters fused with the rhythm of powerful binaural heartbeats.
Safe Sleep Space book
An easy to read book presents information on infant development, including what are realistic expectations and gentle approaches to sleep.
- GAIA Natural Baby Bath & Body Wash suitable from birth and made from organic evening primrose and wheat germ oils that help keep baby's skin smooth, soft and moisturised.
Members participating in the program also receive access to telephone consultations with a trained Safe Sleep Space consultant. Based on individual circumstances, the consultations will support members through any early parenting challenges, particularly concerning infant sleep and settling.
This program is brought to members through Teachers Healthcare Services, an initiative of UniHealth to support our members’ health and wellbeing through quality, evidence-based health management programs and services. To be eligible for this program you must be a member of UniHealth, hold an eligible Hospital product with all waiting periods served, and be expecting a baby or have a baby who is less than three months old. Please note members with StarterPak cover are not eligible to join this program. Additional eligibility criteria may apply. To find out more, contact UniHealth on email@example.com or call 1300 367 906. Eligible members will then be connected with a dedicated UniHealth Services care coordinator who will support members on their personal journey.