Women in the Torres Strait, Cape York and Northern Peninsula Area will soon have extra support to learn about the risks of Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) in pregnancy.
Tropical Public Health Services (Cairns) runs Healthy BabyBumps. They are working with other health services to share the project across the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service.
The project will empower woman. It will teach them about pregnancy-related health and why they should get antenatal care.
Mum Kasia talks about the importance of antenatal visits in this Healthy BabyBumps video
There is a syphilis outbreak in North Queensland. Syphilis is easily treated.
Syphilis can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and other harm to the baby.
We have people who you can talk to about this. For your nearest team please visit Sexual health services