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Mental health

Support and advice to help you navigate the ups and downs of becoming a parent.

Find the support you need

It’s normal to experience mixed emotions when you’re becoming a parent - feelings of happiness and excitement can be contradicted by anxiety and nervousness. On top of that, your body is going through physical changes and you have some major life adjustments ahead. Read on for some information that might help you navigate through this time of change.

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New dads can suffer anxiety and depression too

Becoming a dad is a game-changer – one that can sometimes affect your mental health.
 

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Worrying as a new parent: what’s normal?

Is it run-of-the-mill worry, or is it postnatal anxiety? Here's how to tell the difference, and where you can get help.

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How to prepare yourself emotionally for your new baby

Falling pregnant and giving birth are both extraordinary journeys. But how do you prepare yourself emotionally for both?

Make the most of your Extras

Mums-to-be deserve all the support they can get! Which is why our Growing Family packages include extras such as birthing classes, remedial massage and even clinical pilates with a physio. Δ

Medibank health support and services

As a Medibank member with hospital cover, you get more than just health insurance. You get extra support, when you need it most. 


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Sleep and settling support line

Our sleep and settling support line, delivered by Tresillian’s specialist nurses, is here to help eligible members with hospital cover, at no extra cost. ∓

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Mental Health Phone Support

Members with Hospital cover~ can talk with a mental health professional over the phone in relation to any mental health or emotional concern, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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24/7 Medibank Nurse

Health concerns keeping you up at night? With hospital cover you’re supported by Medibank nurses on our 24/7 Medibank Nurse phone service. ~

Medibank has a wide range of health and wellbeing services to support eligible members who are planning on starting a family, expecting a new addition, or caring for their growing family.

Looking for more information?

We’ve collected useful information to help guide parents through the pregnancy stage of becoming a parent.

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Looking for something else?

Visit our Planning, Pregnancy and Parenthood homepage to find more tools and advice to help you at every stage of your journey.

Help the way you want it

Contact Medibank when and how it suits you; online 24/7, in-store, by phone or through the My Medibank app.

Things you should know

~    OSHC members should call the Student Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283.

∓    The Medibank sleep support line is available to eligible members with Bronze hospital cover and above. Excludes Overseas Visitor Health Cover, Working Visa Health Cover and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Waiting periods may apply. Some referred services may involve out of pocket costs.

While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees). 

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