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Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Multiple Birth Services

Multiple Birth Services

Services for multiple birth families are provided by the Multiple Birth Coordinator. These include:

  • Antenatal education
  • Antenatal and postnatal literature, websites and information
  • Library books and videos
  • Bookings for multiple birth antenatal and breastfeeding multiples classes - Call (08) 8161 7592
  • Breast pump hire information and breastfeeding support
  • Information about other equipment hire or purchase
  • Information about community support services
  • Information and supports for special needs babies
  • Link with the Link iconSA Multiple Birth Association

Information for Families

Having a multiple birth can be a joyful and exciting time. It can also be a time of mixed emotions and expectations. Excitement one day and fear the next are common feelings.

Both the parents and children in a multiple birth family have unique and special needs. Parenting twins or more is different than parenting a single child, and family dynamics change dramatically. Parents can face new physical, emotional and financial challenges with the arrival of their "instant" or suddenly increased family.

The Multiple Birth Coordinator provides support and information to these families throughout the antenatal and postnatal periods.

Antenatal Education

COVID-19 or Coronavirus has been declared a global pandemic, and the Women's and Children's Health Network is doing everything in its power to ensure the safety of our staff and consumers.

Consistent with current government and health recommendations, we are conducting education sessions online. The Multiple Birth sessions are held over 3 weeks for 2 hours on the first three Wednesdays of each month, from 7 – 9pm.

It is advised to consider starting a series around 25 – 30 weeks' gestation.

  • Week 1:
    Pregnancy and Birth
  • Week 2:
    First hours and first few days, Going Home, Survival, Sleep, Settling and Postnatal Support
  • Week 3:
    Breastfeeding Multiples

To register and secure a spot, please forward your details and include the below, to: Health.WCHNMultipleBirths@sa.gov.au

  • WCH Hospital UR Number
  • Partner's/Support person's name
  • Estimated due date
  • Mobile Number

Please allow up to 5 days for a response from the educator.

Further resources and information are available via the Link iconHaving your baby at the WCH online booklet.

Research Activity

The WCH has an ongoing commitment to research and evidence based practice. Many research activities are conducted with support from the Multiple Birth Coordinator.

Hours

The Multiple Birth Coordinator is available Tues–Thurs. Please leave a message on the answering machine at all other times.

Contact Details

Multiple Birth Coordinator – Deborah Rossi

Location

4th Floor, Queen Victoria Building

Mailing Address

Multiple Birth Coordinator
Women's and Children's Hospital
4th Floor, Queen Victoria Building
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia     5006

Phone/Fax/Email

Phone: (08) 8161 7520

Email: Health.WCHNMultipleBirths@sa.gov.au

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last modified: 06 Aug 2020