Support from Pregnancy to Parenting
Empowering new parents with
professional care, support and education
New baby.... not sure what to do.... feeling lost?
Empowering new parents to believe in themselves and nurture their baby in the way that’s right for their family is what we do here at The Parenting Place. We are passionate and committed to helping families at our professional North Brisbane studio located, just out of Samford.
Nicole, Kate and Chantelle. A team you can trust
We’re here to help you nurture your baby in the way that’s right for you.
As mum’s we’ve been through the transition to parenthood ourselves so know firsthand how hard it can be.
As trained health professionals we’ve worked with hundreds of parents, so we know how the right support can create a happy, healthy, thriving family.
We’ll guide you with support that’s as personal and unique as your family
We’ll be there to answer your questions before your baby is born and we’ll be there to listen after baby arrives.
We will support you with:
Breastfeeding and lactation support, infant sleep, looking after yourself, first aid, introducing solids, introducing you to other mums, general and parenting support.
How we can help
Antenatal & Postnatal Care
We run full programs or individual workshops for new parents to help guide you through ‘The Fourth Trimester’. We cover all things ‘New Baby’ including feeding, sleeping, settling, recognising infant cues, securing good attachment with your baby and tips to help maintain your own well being as parents.
We also run antenatal (or postnatal if you miss the boat) sessions targeted at preparing for the arrival of your baby and what to expect after your baby is born.
Infant & Child First Aid
We are Emergency & Intensive Care trained Paediatric Nurses. We are also mums ourselves and realise the importance of knowing what to do when faced with an emergency.
Classes include lots of hands on education on our infant and child laerdal manikins.
Our classes include CPR, choking, respiratory/ gastrointestinal illnesses, allergies/ anaphylaxis, head injuries and a whole lot more.
Parenting is hard…and then it’s easy… and then it’s hard. Parenting can be a constant juggle. We are here to provide new parenting support services and education. We have a wealth of knowledge to share with you including the Circle of Security parent program, infant behaviours, cues, and settling techniques as well as sleep cycle information.
We also have you covered in an emergency as we are experienced educators that regularly run infant and child first aid sessions.
Lactation and Breastfeeding
Most women as they embark on the journey to motherhood want to breastfeed. We believe getting your breastfeeding journey off to a great start through evidence based advice with a caring Lactation Consultant is imperative to your success.
We are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) who have also breastfed our own children. Our philosophy is to work in partnership to create a breastfeeding journey that is right for you….no judgement, just honest advice and a genuine plan.
Prior to delivering my second baby, I optimistically believed breastfeeding would be easier. It was my second time around, surely my body would do things better this time. This was not to be. Like my first daughter, my milk was delayed in coming in and my supply was never naturally enough to feed my baby. I also genuinely believed the struggles of breastfeeding would not stress me as much the second time around. Again, I was wrong. The worry a mother has for her newborn receiving sufficient volumes of milk to adequately put on weight does not change no matter how many children you have. What I did have this time around was Nicole’s support. Knowing my daughter had lost quite a bit of weight in hospital and the concern from medical staff around her regaining that weight and thriving, I knew I would need to utilise Nicole’s services to have her weighed weekly and to make sure she was putting on sufficient weight. What I didn’t appreciate was what an incredible support Nicole would be for the next 3 months.
Every week I would go in, weigh my daughter and Nicole would offer suggestions and guidance on how to increase supply and reassure me I was doing a great job and everything would be fine. At no point was there any pressure to do anything, just an ear to listen and offer suggestions. What I loved about Nicole was her ability to empathise and provide guidance based on her own personal experience.it was incredible to have someone to talk to weekly who understood my struggles and how stressful breastfeeding can be. I feel so grateful to have had Nicole’s weekly support for those first few trying months. I cannot recommend Nicole highly enough. She is knowledgeable, empathetic, caring and incredibly experienced.