Antenatal | Postnatal Education and Lactation Services

Thanks to Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) – Central Queensland Rural Health (CQRH) are proud to deliver antenatal and postnatal education and lactation services within the Isaac region.

Partnering with local services, the program aims to establish an integrated system of care for mothers and families, whilst establishing a maternity framework that allows the development of other direct consultation and private practice services in some communities.

Mothers and families in the Isaac, Sarina and Whitsunday regions can also access online antenatal and first aid classes through Birth Beat, as well as online child health consultations with Rural Child Health.

Our CQRH midwives available across the region are Anne Franettovich in Sarina; and lactation consultant Ruth Roberts supporting Cannonvale, Proserpine, Bowen and Collinsville.  Both are available for telephone or video consultations for any concerns.

For those in the Isaac region, private midwife Siobhan Scott of Your Outback Midwife is available for private in-person fee-for service supports for expecting families and fees can be subsidised with a GP Referral.

Please follow the links for further information on each provider.


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The Program

Mothers and families can access comprehensive ante-natal & post-natal care including education, advice, resources and referral in the areas of:

  • The pregnancy journey
  • The types of birthing and care available to ensure mothers can make informed choices based on their specific needs and preferences
  • Smoking cessation and drug and alcohol use
  • Mental health and wellbeing during and after pregnancy
  • The risk factors and red flags for anxiety and depression
  • Nutrition
  • Immunisation
  • Breast feeding
  • Early childhood development


We support mothers and families by:

  • Developing close, supportive relationships between mothers and experienced midwives and lactation consultants
  • Providing in-person sessions with visiting midwives and lactation consultants
  • Providing phone / telehealth consultations
  • Sharing care with GPs, specialist obstetric, and allied health services
  • Ensuring our shared care arrangements provide women with access to known carers through the ante-natal, birth and post-natal period


The program aims include:

  • Improved maternal and early childhood care and support
  • Early detection and management of any pregnancy, post-natal or early childhood issues
  • Better information and understanding around the importance of mental health and overall wellbeing during and after pregnancy
  • Culturally informed practice
  • Better connected women who can access local programs and link into their community’s social, health and support services

Please contact us for more information

on the Midwife | Lactation Consultant

visiting your area.

(07) 4992 1040

(07) 4992 1636


Central Queensland Rural Health has met the requirements of the ISO 2001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standards.

Contact Us:

PO Box 368, 66 Callide St

(07) 4992 1040