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Midwife Kate Jones has been supporting pregnant woman, Tammy, through the telephone Get Healthy in Pregnancy Service.

Free phone service helps pregnant women stay healthy

Aug 02, 2023

The Get Healthy in Pregnancy Service (GHiPs) is a free telephone coaching service that supports women in maintaining healthy habits throughout their pregnancy.

Pregnant women who access prenatal services through the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) are offered referral to the service to support them in achieving their pregnancy health goals.

Durri Aboriginal Medical Service AMIHS (Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Services) Midwife, Kate Jones, recently shared her experience with the GHiPs.

“The program supports my role by reinforcing the information I provide to women on healthy habits such as eating well and staying active during pregnancy,” Kate said.

“I recommend the GHiPs to all expectant mums and encourage them to engage with the service.”

Kate said the most positive aspects of the GHiPs program are the continuity of care and being able to build rapport with the same personal health coach at each telephone call.

“Referring to the program is easy and women can be automatically referred in eMaternity,” she said.

When eMaternity is not available the health care professional can refer or the woman can self-refer by calling the service on 1300 806 258.

For more information visit the Get Healthy Service

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