Meet other parents dealing with issues that may be similar to yours

Weekly group sessions known as Shared Medical Appointments for mothers and babies at the Possums Clinic 10 Park Tce, Sherwood.

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Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs)

You may book into as many of our group sessions, or Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) as you need, with no out-of-pocket expenses if you and baby are registered with Medicare.

Any parent and their baby is welcome at either session provided they have seen an NDC Practitioner either at our clinic in Brisbane or via online consultation prior to attending.

Booking is essential!

Babies 0 - 4 months

Fridays 10am - 12pm

Topics may include breastfeeding; sleep; baby’s sensory needs; bottle-feeding; managing difficult thoughts and feelings; and preventing or sorting out cry-fuss problems.

Whatever you wish to raise can be discussed.

Led by Dr Pamela Douglas & Alanda Vincent.

Babies 5 - 12 months

Mondays 10am-12pm

Topics may include sleep; feeds, including transition to solids; baby’s sensory needs; managing feelings of anxiety; developmental milestones; unsettled baby behaviour.

Whatever you wish to raise can be discussed.

Led by Dr Pamela Douglas & Alanda Vincent

The Possums Clinic Brisbane Shared Medical Appointments Frequently Asked Questions

Any parent and their baby is welcome at either session provided they have seen an NDC Practitioner either at our clinic in Brisbane or via online consultation prior to attending.

Each parent will have a chance to raise issues of concern to them and these will be addressed by the Health Professionals, with the rest of the group listening. 

  1. Affordability
    Our SMA’s are bulk-billed. (If you haven’t yet registered your baby with Medicare, you will need to pay privately and then reclaim the rebate once the baby is registered.)
  2. More time with your Possums Clinic health professionals
    Each client is able to spend more time with the health professionals than is possible in a one-on-one consultation. This is important when you have a small baby, because properly dealing with the issues that arise can be quite time intensive.
  3. Support from other mothers in non-judgmental environment
    In an SMA you are able to hear other mothers dealing with issues that may be similar to your own and receive support. Our work at Possums is inclusive and non-judgmental. We aim to have every woman in the group feel accepted and supported regardless of how she feeds her baby, makes sense of her babies’ problems, or approaches parenting

 

1.Affordability
Our SMA’s are bulk-billed. (If you haven’t yet registered your baby with Medicare, you will need to pay privately and then reclaim the rebate once the baby is registered.)

2.More time with your Possums Clinic health professionals
Each client is able to spend more time with the health professionals than is possible in a one-on-one consultation. This is important when you have a small baby, because properly dealing with the issues that arise can be quite time intensive.

3. Support from other mothers in non-judgmental environment
In an SMA you are able to hear other mothers dealing with issues that may be similar to your own and receive support. Our work at Possums is inclusive and non-judgmental. We aim to have every woman in the group feel accepted and supported regardless of how she feeds her baby, makes sense of her babies’ problems, or approaches parenting.

The groups are capped at six mother-baby pairs.

Adjunct Associate Professor Pamela Douglas continues to collaborate with the researchers who have introduced SMAs to Australia, and leads nationally in offering SMAs for evidence-based perinatal care.  

Many studies have shown SMAs to be a successful way for a multi-disciplinary team to deliver high quality, affordable health care. Adjunct Associate Professor Pamela Douglas continues to collaborate with the researchers who have introduced SMAs to Australia, and leads nationally in offering SMAs for evidence-based perinatal care.

We ask that you phone us 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend, as we have waiting lists. It is ok if things go wrong on the morning and you arrive late, we understand! These appointments attract a late cancellation or no show fee.

Yes, there is ample free and easy parking right outside.

Contact us to discuss any booking’s +61 7 3911 1262