This campaign for Aboriginal women and their partners and family, aims to raise awareness about drug and alcohol and mental health issues during or following pregnancy and the importance of staying healthy and avoiding alcohol and other drugs at this time. The campaign also promotes the availability of professional services and the role of partners and family in supporting pregnant women and women with young babies.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is the withdrawal process babies may experience after birth if their mothers have used drugs or alcohol during pregnancy - PDF fact sheet from The Royal Women's Hospital, Victoria, Australia.
Alcohol, other drugs and pregnancy 3rd edition 2014 by Australian Drug Foundation This booklet offers information on the effects of drug use for women who are planning a pregnancy, already pregnant, or breastfeeding. It also offers some information for men about the effects of drug use on fertility or planning a pregnancy. Available in your local NSW public library.
Cannabis and pregnancy | NCPIC | Part of a suite of easy-to-read, illustrated resources that are designed for people with low literacy skills. This booklet explains the risks to unborn babies of using cannabis while pregnant.
Alcohol, other drugs and pregnancy - This booklet aims to answer some of the questions you might have about the effects of alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy. Read it online or borrow a copy from your local NSW public library.
Having a baby - NSW Health. This book gives you information about how to look after yourself and your baby in pregnancy and the busy weeks after the birth. It’s about what to expect in labour and birth and how to make informed decisions about your care. The book is also about your emotional wellbeing – this is part of a healthy pregnancy too.