about the dad?
during & after pregnancy
good about yourself
relationships through communication
The way you communicate has a big impact on your ability to get on with people and get the things that you
need or want.
Good communication skills can help you to avoid conflict and to solve problems.
Open and honest communication is also important for making friends and having healthy relationships.
Tip 1: Use 'I' statements
Tip 2: Clearly express how you feel, what you think, and what you
Tip 3: Do it now
Tip 4: Ask for clarification
Tip 5: Acknowledge your discomfort in raising an issue
Tip 6: Be aware of your body language
Tip 7: Communicate positive feelings
You have the right to:
Express your opinion
Change your mind
Disagree with other
Ask for what you want
Be treated with respect
Not take responsibility for other people's problems
Your Pregnancy Care Provider
Yarra Valley Community Health Service
1300 130 381
Ranges Community Health Service
Shire of Yarra Ranges Youth Services
Belgrave, Healesville, Yarra Junction and Lilydale
Connections' Starting Out Program
Regional Extended Family Services
Upper Yarra Community House Youth Services
Maternal and Child Health Service