Union Health has partnered with Safe Sleep Space and its sister organisation Nourish Baby, to provide a specialised program designed to assist Union Health members during pregnancy and in the first few months when a baby is welcomed into a family.
What does the New Family Program include?
The program offers parents a 12-month Platinum membership to Nourish Baby, an iCOPE Emotional Health Assessment and two telephone consultations with a Safe Sleep Space early childhood specialist once your baby is born. You also get a HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle if you are still pregnant or an AROMABABY Skincare pack if you have had your baby.
12-Month Platinum Membership to Nourish Baby
Enjoy 12 months exclusive access to premium resources in Nourish’s online learning hub including over 6 hours of in-depth video tutorials, audio podcasts, eBooks, articles and more. Topics covered include pregnancy health, a prenatal and postnatal fitness module, labour and birth preparation, feeding, parenting and relationships, infant and toddler care, and sleep and settling.
iCOPE Emotional Health Screening
Receive a confidential emotional health and wellbeing assessment to identify whether you may be at risk of experiencing depression or anxiety during pregnancy or following birth, and the likelihood that you may be experiencing these conditions currently. Your personalised, confidential report is delivered via email or SMS and connects you to further information and local support services.
Two 20-minute Safe Sleep Space telephone consultations
Safe Sleep Space consultants specialise in early parenting matters and are qualified maternal and child health nurses, midwives and early childhood professionals. They are able to guide you on a range of topics designed to enhance your parenting experience.
HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle (if pregnant)
The HALO® SleepSack® baby swaddle replaces loose blankets that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. In addition to helping your baby sleep safer, it helps them sleep better, too.
AROMABABY Skincare Products (if given birth)
The AROMABABY skincare pack includes AROMABABY Barrier Balm™ and Mother & Child Oil. Barrier Balm (25gm) – AROMABABY Barrier Balm™ is a natural and organic solution to soothe nappy rash, cradle cap and other dry skin. Mother & Child Oil (100ml) is an ideal first massage oil for your baby. Fragrance and essential-oil free, it’s also suitable for women during and after pregnancy.
Who can access the program?
To be eligible for the program, Union Health members must have an active hospital cover that includes pregnancy combined with either Comprehensive Extras or Family Extras and have served the 6 month waiting period. No hospital excess applies to the New Family Program and your participation in this program will not affect your membership limits in any way.