The Wellness Centre – care for women at every stage of life

Are you ready to become the best version of you? At the Wellness Centre, we care for women at every stage of life.
Whether you’re a mum-to-be, a first-time mum, or have a tribe of kids following you around, we have a class to fit you – your time, your kids, your mind, body and soul. We are Wollongong’s mind-body sanctuary, providing a unique mix of fitness, health and beauty services from our site in central Wollongong.
With over 43 classes each week, including yoga, barre, pilates, and meditation, we cater especially to mums with our prenatal yoga and mums barre & mums yoga classes. We are open 7 days.
Our health services include massage therapy, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. HICAPS is available for eligible services.
Our full-service Day Spa uses high quality Waterlily Spa products and Organic Zuii cosmetics.
Wellness Centre Wollongong
81 Keira St, Open 7 days
Wollongong 2500
Phone 02 4226 3777
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Baby Wollongong’s largest children & baby expo is back for 2016!

Wollongong’s largest children & baby expo is back for 2016!

Sunday 17th April. 10am- 2pm
Proudly sponsored by ABABY & Wollongong Private Hospital, this expo will be packed with all your favourite businesses; showcasing baby, child and maternity fashion, nursery décor, manchester, toys and gifts, kids activities, services and much more!
• $10 entry adults, kids are FREE! Includes gift bags from ABABY & Bounty for the first 500 attendees
• Lucky Door Prize… WIN A BUGABOO Cameleon 3 – valued at over $1450!
Book your ticket today to reserve your expo bags:
Tickets also available at the door

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Contact: 02 4228 3188 or email

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Merrigong Theatre Company manages one of Australia’s busiest, most dynamic regional venues – Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) in Wollongong, about an hour south of Sydney. The company also manages the city’s key civic and community venue, the Wollongong Town Hall.
Under Artistic Director Simon Hinton, Merrigong has also developed into a vibrant theatre company in its own right – producing, presenting and touring exciting contemporary theatre and supporting the development of a wide range of theatre-makers. Merrigong presents a diverse annual season of theatre, dance and children’s programming, including work sourced from Australia’s finest performing arts companies, self-produced work, acclaimed international productions, and innovative contemporary work from new companies. Merrigong and its audience are an essential destination on the national touring circuit.
To find a list of all upcoming shows, visit the What’s On section of the website or contact the Box Office team.
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
32 Burelli St, Wollongong
Box Office
Phone: 02 4224 5999
Monday to Friday, 10am–4pm
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Ducere turning naptime into study time…

Ducere is an Australian-based online education provider offering courses in business, entrepreneurship and management. Our courses combine comprehensively developed content with the expertise and experience of some of the world’s most successful leaders. The result is a premium educational offering that provides students with the structure and security of a formal education, while at the same time granting unprecedented access to a Global Leaders Faculty of the world’s most successful individuals.
Click here for more information about Ducere online courses and a friendly Ducere representatives will answer any questions you may have and make sure you have all the information you need to choose the right study option for you.


Does the NEW DAD in your house need a little
advice or information?

Dads can be distressed before and after the birth. Everyone will know about mothers’ getting the blues. Fathers can also be sad or just stressed. The difference is that few dads know where to go for help. Dads with psychological distress can end up isolated.
SMS4dads is a new project to keep in touch with dads before and after the birth through their mobile phones. The idea is to send text messages with tips, information and links to other services for new dads. The tips in the texts will help dads connect with their baby but they will also help him be a support for his partner, the mum. Some texts will remind the dads to take care of himself.
For example a dad may get a text saying…
Babies cry. That’s how they talk. Did you know that baby crying peaks at about 6 weeks after birth?
Or he may see…
Touch helps keep the relationship on track. It doesn’t have to be sexual. Touching each other even briefly can make you stronger together
Each week the dads will also receive a ‘How’s it going?” text. Dads can reply with Awesome or Cool or OK or Shaky or Bad. Dads who respond ‘bad’ will be asked if they would like someone to call them who is a specialist in talking to men with distress.

If you think this would be of benefit to the new DAD in your house please click here for more info

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‘Chicken or Egg” by artist, mum and grandmother Jo Hollier is a colourful book which starts a conversation around… ” which came first “

If you are a parent of a child between the ages of 3 – under 6 years, please consider participating in this online survey. Researchers at the Australian National University are currently investigating the relationship between behavioural patterns and emotionality with the ability for preschoolers to demonstrate empathy. The study involves a series of online questionnaires regarding your child’s pro-social behavioural patterns, emotionality, and empathy, which will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. This project aims to maintain early childhood health and advance knowledge of early psychological development, behaviour and empathy.
To access the study, or for more information:

ANU – College of Medicine, Biology and Environment. Research School of Psychology
Phone: +61 2 6125 2795
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Location: Science Road, Canberra ACT 0200
Naomi Cameron (Primary Researcher)
Email: au


Want to help improve postnatal care?

The government run Midwifery Postnatal Care Access Project are conducting a survey and are looking for women in Australia, who have had a baby(ies) in the past 5 years, to provide us with information about their first 2 weeks at home with their new baby(ies), especially about access to a midwife.
How do I to take part?
Complete this 15 minute online survey at
What is the Midwifery Postnatal Care Access Project?
The project seeks to answer the question about the availability of midwifery care at home up to 2 weeks after giving birth. It is one item of the National Maternity Services Plan 2010–2015.
Why are we conducting the survey?
This survey is part of the implementation of the National Maternity Services Plan for the whole of Australia. You can view the plan at The results of the survey will be used to improve maternity services in Australia and identify any gaps in those services.
What will happen to my information?
They are not asking for your name and will keep your answers confidential (they are not linked to your email).
Who can I ask if I have any questions?
Please contact the Midwifery Access Project Officer at or by phone on 0478 409 200 if you have any questions about the survey.

The survey can be accessed by clicking on the link below: