Are you expecting?
Becoming a parent is one of the most significant changes in your life. There are numerous adjustments and transitions to be worked through for both parents before and after your child’s birth.
Pressure can also come from preconceived ideas of what parenting is. Society often puts pressure on new parents to ‘cope’ and portrays parenthood as a natural and intuitive time, but this is not the case for many individuals.
Challenges often experienced by new parents include:
Exhaustion while adjusting to baby’s needs
Physical demands: recovery from birth, breastfeeding, mastitis
Demands of running a house
Lack of confidence in your ability to understand your baby’s needs and demands
Making sense of advice or recommendations from family, friends and others
Understanding and making sense of your new personal identity
Adjusting to relationship changes, roles and the new family dynamics
Our Counselling Clinic can support you
Our experienced counsellor can support you in:
Pregnancy and early parenthood counselling
Natalie Elphick, our Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Social Worker is available at Pharmacy 777 Nollamara:
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 3pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Natalie Elphick | BA (Psych.Cnslg) M.SocWk
Find out how our Counselling Clinic can support you in other areas of your life.
Bulk billed pregnancy and early parenting counselling
Pharmacy 777 Nollamara offers bulk billed counselling for pregnant women and new mothers. Patients wanting to use this service will need a referral from their GP, this referral will need the patient’s details and a request for three sessions of non-directive pregnancy counselling (under item number 81005).
Our pregnancy support counselling assists clients who have personal concerns related to their pregnancy within the past 12 months, whether it has been full-term or part-term. Our counsellor can also assist you through planned termination or unexpected loss.
Breastfeeding Clinic support
Our Breastfeeding Clinic is run by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant – Somayyeh Atagazli, who provides the highest standard of care for breastfeeding mums and their babies with one-on-one private consultations.
Somayyeh provides the skills, evidence based information and the one on one care to mothers and their babies which is essential when assisting parents to successfully breastfeed.
Somayyeh is available at Pharmacy 777 Nollamara:
Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 2pm
Sunday 8am - 2pm
Somayyeh Atagazli | B.Pharm MPS, IBCLC LCANZ
Fees apply. Appointment required.
Find out more about our Breastfeeding Clinic