Young Expectant Mothers

The Childbirth Education Association Darwin has great resources available for young expectant mothers.  Our antenatal exercise classes are designed to offer fitness and good health, and the opportunity to socialise with other expectant mums.  Many women keep contact with the new mums they meet in Pregnancy Stretch classes. There are some great Facebook pages and groups for connecting with other young mums in Darwin and the rural areas – have a look at the Young Mum’s in Darwin/Palmerston and Surrounding areas for a start!

There are also various programmes in and around Darwin that are specifically for young pregnant women and young parents under 25 years of age.  Anglicare and YWCA of Darwin both offer free programmes with childbirth education; post-natal tips and support; and early parenting workshops:


Pandanus Project – for women under 25 years of age.

  • one on one support & education
  • Free antenatal group sessions
  • Working with women throughout pregnancy and up to three months post pregnancy.

Paper Bark – Bellies Birth Bubs

Childbirth education and peri-natal support for young Indigenous pregnant women and their partners up to 25 years of age.

  • Childbirth education courses
  • Core of life pregnancy awareness
  • One to one or couple information sessions
  • Youth friendly practice development sessions for professionals working in the area of child and maternal health
  • Case management including support for young women coming to Darwin to birth

Contact Info:

Darwin office

5 Nemarluk Drv,

Ludmilla  NT  0820

Ph: 8985 0000

Email (Paper Bark):

Palmerston and Rural Office,

G6 Satepak house,

11 Palmerston Circuit,

Palmerston  NT  0830

Ph: 8932 7850




YWCA of Darwin


Free learning and sharing with other young parents and their children.  Past SHEIRA parents have completed Caring4Kids First Aid, Aquasafe Water Safety, 123 Magic, Personal Safety/Strengths and more.

  • Breakfast Club
  • Parenting Resource Library
  • Parenting Support

Contact info:

Family Resource Centre,

Driver Avenue


ph: 8932 6866

Mob: 0438 855 357