New family program
We understand that starting a family can be challenging. The New Family program has been developed in collaboration with early childhood experts, Safe Sleep Safe & Nourish Perinatal Wellness with the aim of helping our members to navigate the first few months of life with a newborn. The innovative and specialised program provides practical information and support on a range of early parenting matters, including sleep and settling routines. Members participating in the program receive:
• Safe Sleep Space/Nourish video programs – a USB flash drive containing six video segments which offer useful, common sense ante- and post-natal information, plus tips to gently prepare your baby for sleep. Topics include childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, understanding your baby and settling.
• Safe Sleep Space book – this easy to read book presents information on infant development, including what are realistic expectations and gentle approaches to sleep.
• Soothing Sounds for Sleep CD – based on the meditative effect of the multiple sound layers found within nature, this CD creates ‘white noise’ using the movement of ocean waters fused with the rhythm of powerful binaural heartbeats.
Members participating in the program also receive access to telephone consultations with a trained Safe Sleep Safe consultant. Based on individual circumstances, the consultations will support members through any early parenting challenges, particularly concerning infant sleep and settling.
This program is brought to members through Teachers Healthcare Services, an initiative of Teachers Health Fund to support our members’ health and wellbeing through quality, evidence-based health management programs and services. To be eligible for this program you must be a member of Teachers Health Fund and have Hospital Cover with all waiting periods served and be expecting a baby or have a baby who is less than three months old. Additional eligibility criteria may apply. To find out more, contact Teachers Health Fund on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 727 538. Eligible members will then be connected with a dedicated Teachers Healthcare Services care coordinator who will support members on their personal journey.