Sep

16

2020

Support Your Patients to Stop Drinking in Pregnancy

Do you have patients who are pregnant and need support to stop drinking?

According to a national survey, 97% of Australian women want to be asked about alcohol use during pregnancy. Women who find it a challenge to stop drinking during pregnancy, however, may feel shame about it or worry they will be judged.

By referring your patients to the Get Healthy in Pregnancy service, they will get regular, non-judgemental support and practical tools to help them stop drinking.

Your patient will have access to their own free personal health coach who will:

  • Make regular coaching calls and support them without judgement.
  • Give practical, evidence-based tools to help them stop drinking.
  • Give them reliable advice about healthy habits and answer their questions.
  • Work with them to identify and overcome barriers that might stand in their way.

“Phone call appointments are always friendly and informative. Every fortnight I am given a goal in which I have been able to fully succeed in. I look forward to my appointments and setting new goals, asking questions and being informed about getting healthy during pregnancy. I feel supported.” – Melanie, 32, Get Healthy in Pregnancy, Mid North Coast

Support is given for free over the phone. Interpreters and Aboriginal Liaison Officers are available for those who need them.

Your patient can access up to 10 free calls to support them to avoid drinking while planning a pregnancy, while pregnant and when they are breastfeeding. They are then welcome to re-enrol if they want more support to pursue other health goals.

Qualified health coaches are trained to help adults make lifestyle changes and will work as a team with your patient to make a plan and overcome barriers.

Your patient can rely on the fact that their calls with their health coach are entirely confidential.

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