Healthy Start for Me and My Baby

Healthy Start for Me and My Baby is an interactive educational resource designed for pregnant women with learning difficulties. The book is designed to be a companion for women through their pregnancy, given on their first visit to a doctor or midwife, and continuing through birth and beyond.

The book covers information including what to expect from midwives or doctors, what to avoid during pregnancy, common symptoms of pregnancy, and when to seek medical help. It also includes activities, guides, prompts and reminders to help women with learning difficulties work with doctors and midwives during their pregnancy and childbirth.

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Electronic copies can be downloaded and printed. The pages of these files are A5 (half the size of an A4 page), so we recommend printing as a booklet. Visit Acrobat Help for information on printing PDF documents as a booklet.


The Parenting Research Centre acknowledges and respects the diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of this country and the Elders of the past, present and future.