The arrival of your baby is a time of great celebration for you and your family. However, it can also present new challenges and questions. With the right support and information, you, your baby and your family will thrive during this time.
Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology offers a comprehensive range of postnatal services to help you manage your health and wellbeing, and your baby’s growth and development.
When baby comes home: information session — breastfeeding, cry-fuss and gut problems, sleep and parent mood
Hosted onsite in our consulting rooms and run in partnership with Possums Education and Research Centre, these small-group information sessions for expecting parents are designed to ease the nerves of becoming a new parent. Delivered by the experienced Possums team, they offer insight into what life will be like for you and your baby in the early stages after baby comes home.
- what to expect from your new baby when you arrive home from hospital
- latest evidence-based advice on infant sleep, settling and feeding your baby
- how Possum programs can help and support you.
The two-hour sessions are run on the first Saturday of every month by Renee Keogh, lactation consultant and neuroprotective developmental care (NDC) accredited practitioner. The cost is $50 and includes attendance by you and one support person.
Problems of breastfeeding and unsettled infant behaviour
Dr Pamela Douglas – GP-Lactation Consultant
Dr Pamela Douglas is a highly experienced GP-lactation consultant and breastfeeding medicine practitioner who helps with breastfeeding problems, cry-fuss and gut problems and concerns about reflux and tongue or lip-ties. She is founder and Medical Director of the Possums Education and Research Centre and the Possums Clinic, which operate out of Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology rooms, and delivers the leading Neuroprotective Developmental Care (or Possums) programs for effective, evidence-based care of new families.
Renee Keogh – lactation consultant
Renee offers care for breastfeeding problems, unsettled infant behaviour, feeds and sleep throughout the first years of life. She is available in-clinic at The Gap, for online consultations and home-visits anywhere in Brisbane. Renee uses the Possums programs to provide education, advice and practical measures that make a significant difference to the families and infants she works with. The popular Possums sleep program is the only no-cry sleep program that is backed by evidence.
Paeds in a Pod/Possums group sessions
Mothers and their babies who have seen Dr Pamela Douglas or Renee Keogh are invited to attend weekly two-hour group sessions Thursday mornings at the South Brisbane Sailing Club. Incur no out-of-pocket expenses (if you are Medicare eligible) and attend as often as you like. Phone Paeds in a Pod on 3177 200 to reserve a place in one of these ‘shared medical appointments’. Dr Pamela Douglas or Renee Keogh have been running these group sessions since 2015 and find women love them!