Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Multiple Birth Services

Multiple Birth Services

Services for multiple birth families are provided by the Multiple Birth Coordinator. These include:

  • Antenatal education
  • Antenatal and postnatal literature, websites and information
  • Library books and videos
  • Bookings for multiple birth antenatal and breastfeeding multiples classes - Call (08) 8161 7592
  • Breast pump hire information and breastfeeding support
  • Information about other equipment hire or purchase
  • Home Help Support Program for multiple birth families
  • Information about community support services
  • Information and supports for special needs babies
  • Link with the Link iconSA Multiple Birth Association

Information for Families

Having a multiple birth can be a joyful and exciting time. It can also be a time of mixed emotions and expectations. Excitement one day and fear the next are common feelings.

Both the parents and children in a multiple birth family have unique and special needs. Parenting twins or more is different than parenting a single child, and family dynamics change dramatically. Parents can face new physical, emotional and financial challenges with the arrival of their "instant" or suddenly increased family.

The Multiple Birth Coordinator provides support and information to these families throughout the antenatal and postnatal periods.

The Home Help Program is a service for families with a multiple birth. The program provides assistance for families with twins, triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets. The service is offered throughout South Australia (membership of MBSA Inc. is preferred) and is managed by the Multiple Birth Coordinator at the WCH.

Research Activity

The WCH has an ongoing commitment to research and evidence based practice. Many research activities are conducted with support from the Multiple Birth Coordinator.


The Multiple Birth Coordinator is available Tues-Thurs. Please leave a message on the answering machine at all other times.

Contact Details

Multiple Birth Coordinator - Deb Rossi


5th Floor - Samuel Way Building

Mailing Address

Multiple Birth Coordinator
Women's and Children's Hospital
5th Floor Samuel Way Building
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia     5006


Phone: (08) 8161 7520

Fax:      (08) 8161 8644

Email: deboraha.rossi@sa.gov.au

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last modified: 26 Jun 2018