MEET YOUR HEALTH AND MEDICAL EXPERTS
Peter brings over 26 years of obstetrics and gynecological experience. He specialises in high risk obstetrics and natural birthing practices by providing highly personalised patient centred care.
DR LEXI FRYDENBERG
Dr Lexi is an experienced general paediatrician specialising in the care of children (and their families) from birth-eighteen who experience a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions (or clinical conditions). She is also a passionate educator and mother of 3.
Safety Expert Kidsafe
Kids Injury Prevention Expert
Chief Executive Officer, Kidsafe Victoria
Melanie is dedicated to the prevention of unintentional death and injury to children in the home, on the road and at play. With two active young children herself, Mel strongly believes that all children have the right to grow up in a safe but appropriately challenging environment.
DR KAROLA BELTON
Perinatal Psychologist Expert
Dr Karola is a clinical psychologist specialising in perinatal mental heath. She is passionate about supporting women, men and couples across all stages of creating a family, from pre-conception, through pregnancy and early parenting. Her gentle, collaborative approach draws on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Family Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Child Psychologist Expert
Deirdre Brandner has over 30 years experience as a Paediatric Psychologist. Through her private practice she has provided support to thousands of children, adolescents and families. Deirdre is a presenter and expert consultant in parenting & education, and is a regular guest on ABC News Breakfast.
DR FALLON COOK & DR LAURA CONWAY
Fallon and Laura are co-directors of Infant Sleep Australia and the Sombelle Paediatric Sleep Programs. In clinic Fallon resolves baby, toddler, and preschooler sleep and settling difficulties. Fallon’s postdoctoral research at the Royal Children’s Hospital campus examined paediatric sleep and child development. Laura works closely with families to resolve sleep and settling difficulties in babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Laura’s postdoctoral research at the Royal Children’s Hospital campus examined paediatric sleep, parenting, and early language development.
First Aid Experts
Daniel Parks is the Co Directors of Emergcare First Aid and Education. He is a
currently registered Paramedics with over 15 years of clinical
experience as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic. Emergcare brings together their passion for health care and education.
Emotion Coaching Expert
Dr Christiane Kehoe is an expert in childhood behaviour. She is co-author of the Tuning in to Toddlers and Tuning in to Teens programs and an accredited trainer of Tuning in to Kids.
NAT BRASS &
Early Literacy Experts
Nat and Sarah are teachers who believe in evidence-based literacy instruction. They are passionate about starting early to support children to become proficient readers. They do this through running preschool reading groups, Kinder incursions, one-to-one literacy support for children with specific learning differences and they work with parents and schools to help bring evidence-based instruction to life.
Family GP and Shared Care doctor
Bill is an experienced inner bayside GP. He is a young families Expert specialising in shared care obstetrics for the Royal Women's Hospital.
Toilet Training Expert
Monica is an expert in how children learn and develop new skills. She uses a positive, evidence-based toilet training program to empower your child to achieve this developmental milestone.
Return to Work Expert
As a co-founder of Circle In, Kate is passionate about supporting parents on their return to work journey by providing tools and advice to navigate their career through all stages of parenthood from pregnancy, return to work and managing the work-life juggle.
Positive Birth Expert
Narelle is a passionate Midwife who cares holistically for couples and nurtures women in the lead-up to birth and beyond. She is a certified Childbirth Educator specializing in Lamaze (birthing with confidence) and a pregnancy and post natal massage Expert.
DR RAELIA LEW & DR RACHAEL
Fertility and IVF Experts
Dr Raelia & Dr Rachael between them have been helping couples achieve their dream of having a family for over 20 years. They are both leading Fertility Specialists and Gynecologists with additional Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility training and advanced expertise.
Safe Sleep Expert Red Nose Australia
Tiffany is one of Red Noses' Senior Educators. With a background as a Maternity Nurse and Health Educator she brings her knowledge and communication skills to help promote and educate parents and the wider community on the safest ways to care for their children in the sleeping environment. Tiffany is also a Safe Settling expert and brings this experience to the Red Nose Education Team.
Pelvic & Women's Heath Physiotherapist Expert
Anny is a Pelvic and Women's Health Physiotherapist. She deals with complex pelvic conditions relating to the childbearing years and beyond.
Paediatric & Maternal Dietitian
Lynsey is a Paediatric and Maternal Health Dietitian. She has a decade of experience in woman's and children's health, infant nutrition, pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. She believes nutrition is much more than what you eat and is committed to supporting families towards fostering lifelong healthy-habits and a positive relationship with food.
Rowena is a nurse, midwife, author and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is passionate about supporting mothers to have a better breastfeeding experience.
Eric is a Specialist Paediatric Ear, Nose & Throat, Head & Neck Surgeon. He treats general ENT conditions such as hearing loss, ear infections, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnoea. He also treats and conducts research on some of the less common conditions such as drooling, lumps & bumps, floppy larynx, airway stenosis and malignancies.
Fran is a paediatric physiotherapist. She works with children of all ages with movement and developmental difficulties to help them achieve their best functional outcomes.
DR ANDREW MCDONALD
With over 30 years of experience as a specialist general practitioner, Dr Andrew has special interests in paediatrics and women’s health. In addition he is a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne where he co-ordinates Clinical Skills for the first year medical students.
Jessica is a Paediatric Speech Pathologist who has worked in a variety of settings including community health, early childhood intervention, private practice and schools. She has worked in Australia and the United Kingdom and is passionate about partnering with families to empower them with knowledge and skills to support their child’s development. She is a mama to one.
Baby Massage Expert
Stephanie is a certified Infant Massage Instructor at Tranquil Bubs. She is also a qualified early childhood/primary school teacher, a dunstan baby language educator and a remedial massage therapist. She is passionate about empowering parents to incorporate baby massage and play into daily routines.
COFOUNDERS - Parent Experts
Mum of one girl and three boys, Christy has experience with low weight baby, premmie baby, colicky baby, tongue tie baby, sleep issues, nightmares and night terrors, pumping and supply line feeding, breastfeeding and mastitis, low tone baby, starting solids, feeding issues, late talking toddler, pelvic floor, vaginal and c-section births, induced labour.
Mum of three boys, Freya has experience with reflux baby, reflux toddler, breastfeeding and mastitis, low weight baby, toddler seizures, sleep issues, starting solids, feeding issues, late toddler talking, fussy toddlers, nightmares and night terrors, childhood asthma, vaginal birth and induced labour.
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