Pregnancy and birthing services in the Top End

Support and education services in Darwin

Breastfeeding support

The Royal Darwin Hospital is a breastfeeding friendly health initiative service.

We promote breastfeeding as the normal way to feed a baby.

If you have problems with breastfeeding you can see a lactation consultant.

A lactation consultant is a midwife who supports women with breastfeeding.

For more information on breastfeeding support call 08 8922 7602.

The Australian Breastfeeding Association

They are Australia’s largest breastfeeding information and support service.

You can call the 24-hour breastfeeding helpline, attend classes and join local support groups.

For more information go to the Darwin, Palmerston and Rural section of the Australian Breastfeeding Association website.

Childbirth education

You can join education classes on pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Classes include:

  • childbirth education
  • what to expect after your caesarean.

You can choose:

  • one day workshop from 9am to 3:30pm
  • two week program on a Tuesday evening from 6pm to 8:30pm.

If you would like to attend, fill in an enrolment form and bring to your next antenatal clinic appointment.

For more information on childbirth education call 08 8922 6933.

Childbirth Education Association

Childbirth Education Association Darwin is a not for profit organisation.

They provide information and support for women and their families.

The association offers:

  • birth preparation courses
  • active birth workshop
  • pregnancy yoga
  • regular morning teas
  • library and general resources
  • referral to private doula practitioners (birth support attendants).

For more information visit the Childbirth Education Australia Darwin website, call 08 8948 3043 or email

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Last updated: 19 June 2018

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