A note from our midwife

Congratulations on the arrival of your baby!

I understand that this can be a busy time, and we’re here to offer support and guidance as you navigate through the postpartum period.

I wanted to share some information with you that might be helpful if you find yourself in need of assistance. While these providers work within Amelie Private, please remember that you are always welcome to seek help from external providers as well.

Regards, Sarah

Lyndal Narbutas

– Lactation Consultant

Breastfeeding support during the postpartum period can greatly enhance your confidence and knowledge as you embark on this journey. Knowing where to turn for help when faced with challenges can support you in the post-partum period, including making sure your feeds are pain free, introducing bottles for when you return to work or how to wean safely when you feel the time is right.

Lyndal offers both in-clinic and home visit appointments to support you in your breastfeeding journey where you can have your baby weighed to ensure they are meeting milestones and have Lyndal watch a breastfeed to see if any adjustments can be made to ensure you and baby have a successful feeding experience.

If you need immediate assistance in regard to lactation advice, you can call The Australian Breastfeeding Association on 1800 686 268.

Dr Hayley Glasson

General Practitioner, Possums Approach

Understanding your baby’s needs and emotions can be challenging. Hayley provides guidance and education on normal infant behaviours, sleep, and cry-fuss behaviour and Gestalt breastfeeding through the Possums/NDC approach, helping you navigate the early stages of parenthood with confidence.

Kate Basu, Jess Cunningham, Erin Brighenti

Women’s Health Physiotherapists

A postnatal physiotherapy review is recommended at 6-8 weeks post birth to ensure a thorough assessment is completed before returning to exercise. Our women’s health physiotherapists can assist in recovery from pelvic floor trauma, vaginal delivery, caesarean section, abdominal separation and address any concerns you may have after birth.

Renee Jennings

Dietitian

Maintaining a healthy balanced diet is crucial for your recovery and breastfeeding journey. Renee can provide education on the importance of nutrients during the postpartum period, helping you stay nourished and energised.

Hannah Taylor & Meg Hass

Psychologists

Adjusting to parenthood can bring unexpected emotions and challenges. Having the support of a psychologist can help you develop strategies to cope with the changes that come with having a newborn. Hannah and Meg are here to support you and your partner through this transition. Due to increased demand, if our psychologists are unavailable, I have listed other resources for you which may assist you if you are unable to see them in a timely manner.

Mental Health Resources

Parenthood can sometimes be challenging, and it’s important to prioritise your mental health.

Here are some resources that can offer support:

PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression) National Helpline: 1300 726 306
Gidget Foundation: 1300 851 758
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
Lifeline: 13 11 14
COPE (Centre of Perinatal Excellence): www.cope.org.au/

Remember, your GP is available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to leave a message with our team if you need further assistance and would like to discuss any of the above with me.