The Benevolent Society, Australia’s first and oldest charity, is launching a new maternity hub, aimed at providing services for both pregnant women and families with new babies from communities across the Logan City communities.
One of three maternity hubs supported by Metro South Health and linked to Logan Hospital, The Benevolent Society Maternity Hub is located at the Browns Plains Early Years Centre in Browns Plains, helping pregnant women to access quality maternity care to ensure the health of both them and their baby. The others are Access Gateway in Logan Central, and Jajumbora in Waterford West which launched last week.
The focus of the hubs is to ensure the health of both Mum and baby throughout the pregnancy with regular check-ups, as well as post-natal community support as the baby grows.
Bev Book, Manager Child and Family Services, The Benevolent Society, says, “We’re hoping that all women – including new migrants, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, Pacific Islander – make use of our services. We aim to ensure that we offer every expectant mother an opportunity to take excellent care of herself and her baby so that she delivers a beautiful healthy child.
“The expectant mum can meet the midwife and our child health nurses before the birth. The midwife is even available to meet the mum in her own home. And then we want to remain in touch to offer support as the baby grows, and that includes baby health check-ups and vaccinations with our Child Health Nurses.”