NameBaby Makes 3
Target AudienceParents
CfC objectiveHealthy Young Families
Supporting Families and Parents
OrganisationVicHealth, Carrington Health
Delivery SettingCommunity-based
DescriptionAssists first time parents to adapt to the demands and expectations of parenthood, and promotes equal and respectful relationships during the transition to parenthood.
Delivered toUniversal - new parents in the immediate post-birth period.
Delivered by

Trained facilitators, parenting support workers, community support workers, Maternal and Child Health Nurses.

The program must be led by a male and female facilitator.

Program StructureBaby Makes 3 is a discussion-based program led by a male and female facilitator. The program consists of three, two-hour sessions on key topics relevant to lifestyle and relationship changes following the birth of a child, including additional father-only sessions.
TrainingIn-person training is required to run the program. Contact the organisation for further information.
CostFor information about pricing, contact the organisation directly.
ContactPhone: (03) 9890 2220
Evaluation and effectiveness

The program was evaluated in 2011 (Flynn, 2011). Participation in the program improved parents’ awareness of how traditional attitudes to gender and parenting norms were shaping their new families and relationships. Participants also reported greater understanding of partners’ roles and greater support for equality in their relationships.


Flynn, D. (2011) Baby makes 3: Project evaluation report. VicHealth and Whitehorse Community Health Services LTD: Melbourne.