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​​Motherhood is both exciting and challenging at times. As a new mum, you have to deal with many different things that seem to come up all at once. You have a new baby to feed and care for, you need to look after yourself and your household, and things can feel overwhelming at times. That's why it's important to know that there are avenues for you to seek help and support. Many people turn to support groups they find online, of which there are many in Singapore. These groups are made up of some first-time and some experienced mums who share experiences and support each other through the trials and joys of motherhood.

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Here are some other avenues for you to get support:

ANTENATAL CLASSES / LACTATION CONSULTANT SERVICES / PARENTCRAFT SERVICES

Gleneagles Hospital

Antenatal classes: Tel 6470 5715 / 5716

Lactation consultant services: Tel 6470 5852

Parentcraft services: Tel 6470 5852

Website: www.gleneagles.com.sg

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Antenatal classes: Tel 6394 1268

Lactation consultant services: Tel 6225 5554

Parentcraft services: Tel 6394 1268

Website: http://www.kkh.com.sg

Mount Alvernia Hospital

Antenatal classes: Tel 6347 6641

Lactation consultant services: Tel 6347 6641

Parentcraft services: Tel 6347 6641

Website: www.mtalvernia.sg

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

Antenatal classes: Tel 6731 2313 / 9646 8308 / 9651 4076

Lactation consultant services: Tel 6731 2313 / 9646 8308 / 9651 4076

Parentcraft services: Tel 6731 2313 / 9646 8308 / 9651 4076

Website: www.mountelizabeth.com.sg

National University Hospital

Antenatal classes: Tel 6772 2255 / 9722 0152

Lactation consultant services: Tel 9722 0376 (NUH Breastfeeding helpline: 8am to 11pm)

Parentcraft services: 6772 2255 / 9722 0152

Website: www.nuhgynae.com.sg

Parkway East Hospital

Antenatal classes: Tel 6340 8738

Parentcraft services: Tel 6340 8681

Website: www.parkwayeast.com.sg

Raffles Hospital

Antenatal classes: Tel 6311 2350

Lactation consultant services: Tel 6311 1516 / 1517

Parentcraft services: 6311 2350

Website: www.raffleshospital.com

Singapore General Hospital

Antenatal classes: Tel 6321 4516 / 6326 5923

Lactation consultant services: Tel 6326 5923 / 5926 or 6321 4530 / 4531

Parentcraft services: Tel 6321 4530 / 4531

Website: www.sgh.com.sg

Thomson Medical Centre

Antenatal classes: Tel 6350 8818

Lactation consultant services: Tel 6251 4090

Parentcraft services: Tel 6251 4090

Website: www.thomsonmedical.com

BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES

Breastfeeding Mothers' Support Group (Singapore)

Counselling Hotline: Tel 6339 3558

Workshop: Tel 6337 0508

Email: counselling@breastfeeding.org.sg

Website: www.breastfeeding.org.sg

Joyful Parenting and Breastfeeding

Tel: 6488 0286

Association for Breastfeeding Advocacy Singapore (ABAS)

Email: abas.sec@gmail.com

Website: www.abas.org.sg

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Counselling and Care Centre

Tel: 6536 6366

Website: www.counsel.org.sg

Family Service Centre Hotline

(Find your nearest counselling centre)

Tel: 1800 838 0100

HELPLINES

Association of Women for Action & Research

Tel: 1800 774 5935

Website: www.aware.org.sg

ComCare Hotline

Tel: 1800 222 0000

Institute of Mental Health

Tel 6389 2200

Website: www.imh.com.sg

Samaritans of Singapore

Tel: 1800 221 4444 (24 hours)

Website: www.sos.org.sg

ParentLine (For parents with parenting and child care issues)

Tel: 6289 8811

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CO-SAVINGS (BABY BONUS) SCHEME

For queries relating to the Baby Bonus Scheme, visit www.babybonus.msf.gov.sg or call 1800 253 7707.

CHILD CARE SERVICES

For one-stop portal to child care information and services, visit www.childcarelink.gov.sg or call 6258 5812.

HEALTH PROMOTION BOARD

HEALTHLINE

For more information or advice on general health issues, call HealthLine at 1800 223 1313* to speak to the experienced Nurse Advisers.

QUITLINE

For advice on how to quit smoking or how to help someone quit, call QuitLine at 1800 438 2000* to speak to the Quit consultants.

QUITLINE SMS

Text your questions or concerns on quitting smoking to +65 9463 3771. Standard connection charges apply.

*Operating hours

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm

Saturday: 8.30am to 1.00pm

All contact details are correct at the time of printing.

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Read these next:

Sources:

The New Art and Science of Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008, World Scientific

Healthy Start for your Pregnancy 2012, Health Promotion Board Singapore

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