For COVID-19 related advice and information, please visit our COVID-19 information page for pregnant women and parents.
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The National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS) strongly recommends that pregnant women receive the pertussis (whooping cough) and influenza vaccine. Below are some resources with more information about the vaccines.
The Australian Government, Australian Immunisation Technical Advisory Group and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists now routinely recommend COVID vaccination for pregnant women.
For the latest information and resources on COVID-19 vaccination recommendations and more, please visit the COVID-19 information page for pregnant women and parents.
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The pregnancy journey and becoming a parent can be an emotional rollercoaster, so make sure you take time to look after your own wellbeing. If things get tough, there is always support out there.
Here are some places to reach out to for mental health support:
To help you better understand perinatal depression and anxiety, view this video by Gidget Foundation Australia.
Monash Women’s has a strong ethos and history of caring for women and families experiencing loss, learn more.