MotherSafe is a free telephone service for the women of NSW, based at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick.
MotherSafe provides a comprehensive counselling service for women and their healthcare providers concerned about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Such exposures may include:
- Prescription drugs
- Over-the-counter medications
- Street drugs
- Occupational exposures
Some women may be offered face-to-face counselling appointments at the MotherSafe clinic which is held each week at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick. An interpreter can be arranged for women who do not speak English.
For common exposures please refer to our factsheets which may provide some general information and guidance. For individualised advice or clarification of information in our factsheets please call our telephone service on 9382 6539 or 1800 647848.
Non-English speakers can access an interpreter through TIS National by phoning 131 450. You should tell the operator the language you speak, as well as the name and phone number of the organisation you wish to contact.
There is no charge for interpreter costs when contacting a government-funded service or agency (such as MotherSafe or the Royal Hospital for Women).