Family Health

A healthy mum means a healthy family.

Family is the core of our community and always comes first. That’s why our mission is to provide a warm, nurturing family-oriented environment with integrity – offering education and empowerment to support you in making confident healthy choices for you and your family.

We aim to work with you in creating a plan for improved health and quality of live over a lifespan and teaching healthy habits that can be passed on from mother to child and to their future families. That’s why we offer a wide range of natural therapies, physiotherapy and chiropractic care for the whole family – from treasured newborns to our honoured elderly.

We have a friendly team of acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, reflexologists and massage therapists who can help with:

✓  Ante-natal & post-natal care (eligible for Medicare rebates)
✓  Reflux, heartburn
✓  Fatigue and morning sickness
✓  Blood pressure
✓  Pain (back, neck and shoulder problems)
✓  Headaches
✓  Posture and weight‐bearing
✓  Fluid retention

We can also help to prepare your body for the birth:

✓  Turning babies for optimal foetal positioning
✓  Labour induction
✓  Assisting in natural pain relief during labour

Our naturopaths can help to ensure your baby is receiving the best possible nutrition and blood flow.

You may also be interested in our fun and helpful courses including Yoga, Pilates and Beer + Bubs childbirth education for dads.

Take our quick survey to see which treatment would suit you best.

We have a friendly team of acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors, reflexologists and massage therapists who can help with:

Antenatal & post-natal care (eligible for Medicare rebates)

Fatigue and morning sickness

Blood pressure

Pain (back, neck and shoulder problems)

Headaches

Posture and weight-bearing

Fluid retention

We can also help to prepare your body for the birth:

Turning babies for optimal foetal positioning
Labour induction
Assisting in natural pain relief during labour

Our naturopaths can help to ensure your baby is receiving the best possible nutrition and blood flow.

You may also be interested in our fun and helpful courses including Yoga and Beer + Bubs childbirth education for dads.

Take our quick survey to see which treatment would suit you best.

NOW CLAIMABLE WITH BUPA*

The wonder of you and your baby

Breastfeeding is one of the many beautiful wonders of motherhood.

It is both a natural instinct and a learned skill. It requires inspiration, learning and at times some perspiration!

Unique to you, your baby and your family

Successful breastfeeding takes more than just having the ‘right information’. It’s more than solely ‘textbook’ answers. Applying accurate breastfeeding knowledge to you, your baby and your family, takes a unique understanding and approach.

And this is where we love to help families.

Is it normal to need some help?

Yes!

It is normal to experience challenges and difficulties across your breastfeeding journey.

Breastfeeding can be an exquisitely enjoyable experience for a mother. It is also commonly challenging. And at times even agonising!

Perhaps you have thought:

  • ‘I don’t think I am producing enough milk for my baby.’
  • ‘Should feeding my baby feel this painful?’
  • ‘Why is my baby crying after each feed?’
  • ‘I thought I would just ‘pop my baby on’ and everything would naturally go to plan.’
  • ‘I can’t seem to express enough milk.’
  • ‘I seem to be feeding differently to other mums – am I doing it right?’
  • ‘Does anyone else find breastfeeding hard?’

Every parent’s confidence can do with a little help: a simple chat, some keys to understanding, or just knowing that what you are experiencing is ‘normal’.

Breastfeeding is learned and inspired

As with other skills, breastfeeding is learned. It takes practice. It takes knowledge. And it takes being inspired to be confident in your own natural instincts.

Every mother and her baby is unique. Every family is unique. Bringing together all these facets is how we can help you.

Professional, inspiring & empathetic

We love helping mums on their breastfeeding journey.

Our passion at Embrace Life is to embolden educated and confident parents.

Our professional lactation consultancy is personal, empathetic and inspiring – with a generous dose of positive moral support! It is designed to uniquely suit you, your baby and your family.

 We help you to:

  • understand your baby’s unique feeding reflexes – each baby is different
  • work with your baby and your family – it’s a beautiful partnership!
  • access accurate and up-to-date breastfeeding knowledge, and
  • troubleshoot challenges or difficulties.

Our aims are clear:

  • provide you with education and understanding
  • build your confidence and empower you to make decisions, and to
  • help you relax and embrace the wonder of breastfeeding!

Professional, empathetic and inspiring lactation consultancy. It’s unique to you.

Meet Sharon Armstrong

Meet Sharon Armstrong, our highly experienced lactation consultant, and passionate co-director of Embrace Life.

Lactation consultants are health professionals who require an international certification in breastfeeding education and highly experienced clinical skills.

Sharon is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She holds a Master of Nursing and has more than 20 years of experience working in both child and family health. She has two children.

Sharon helps families at any stage in their breastfeeding journey, including antenatal education.

Working with you

We can help you with a 1 hour consultation in our modern, family friendly clinic, or in the comfort of your home.

Consultations are claimable through BUPA for members with eligible Post Natal cover.

Sharon’s approach is to carefully observe you and your baby in a relaxed environment. This is to understand the unique way you and your baby interact. She will inspire you to work with the wonderful natural instincts of you and your baby, undergirded with a solid understanding of up-to-date breastfeeding knowledge.

Sharon is empathetic with a non-judgemental approach. She will work together with you, so you can work out what suits you and your family, and your breastfeeding goals.

Educated and confident parents

Our goal is not just to solve your challenges. Our passion is to embolden educated and confident parents.

How difficult or easy this journey will be for you, is unique for each mum, baby and family. You and your baby are learning together, and we are there to help you in that learning journey.

Come and be supported by Sharon and her large professional team of qualified chiropractors, physiotherapists, naturopaths and other therapists who love to care for babies and children.

Experienced, professional and empathetic care for your whole family, all in the one clinic.

Make a booking

  • 1 hour consultancy at our modern designed clinic
  • 1 hour consultancy in the comfort of your own home
  • Free 10 minute baby clinic consultation at our family friendly clinic

* Lactation Consultations with Sharon are now claimable with BUPA members with eligible Post Natal cover.

Did you know your baby possesses strong, instinctive physical reflexes that drive them to feed at your breast?

It’s amazing to understand your baby is also working as hard as you in learning to breastfeed! Your baby’s inbuilt physical responses are learning to latch on, suck, and position themselves to get as much precious breast milk as they need.

Learning to work with your baby makes a beautiful partnership!

Learning to settle your baby or child, when they are not used to sleeping, can be very challenging on your own. Our Baby consultants can help.

Child Health Nurse, Sharon Armstrong can give you a personalised plan that can make all the difference. Need some hands on help at home? Sharon can come to your home and show you how to settle your baby. Sharon also includes follow-up email support.

After talking to Sharon you will understand babies’ sleep cycles and ways to settle your baby or toddler that fit in with your parenting style. Some parents may even regard Sharon as a ‘Baby Whisperer’.

Clinic Consultation:

✓  1 x hour clinic session
✓  Information pack
✓  Personal plan to get your little one to sleep, including a follow-up phone call and email support

At Home Consultation:

Our Baby Consultant at your home (min 1 hour) showing you hands on settling techniques.

✓  Thorough family assessment
✓  Settling techniques discussion and demonstration

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Services to compliment your sleep package:

✓  Chiropractic care for the family

Free Child Health Clinic

Come to our Child Health Clinic on Monday and Friday mornings (9.30‐11.30am, except public holidays) where the Child Health team will give you 15 minutes of experienced advice for free.

Plus you can have your baby weighed! Our team consists of Midwives and a Child Health Nurse/Lactation Consultant – they are on hand to answer your questions.

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Embrace Life Child Health Clinic

Baby & Child Therapies

While Embrace Life has been popular with adults; babies and children are now coming along for some nurturing care.

Chiropractic for babies and children

Our chiropractors are trained in working with babies and children – and we have special ways to help them feel relaxed and happy during a treatment.

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