Why hire a sleep consultant?
"It takes a village to raise a child"
Years ago, when women had children extended family lived close by. Mum, aunty, sister and friends were all there on hand to support breastfeeding, help with older children and assist with household chores. Nowadays, we have moved away from the support that is central to raising children. This hundred-year old proverb is true - it takes a village to raise a child....
Let us be the support you need...
Have you had enough?
At the end of your tether?
You are not alone, and need not struggle... Enhance Sleep Solutions are here to support you. Lack of support and sleep deprivation are two main factors for postnatal depression. (beyondblue.org.au) Don't let sleep issues interrupt enjoyment of your new baby.
Tessa is a qualified midwife, baby massage therapist and certified sleep consultant with 15 years experience working with families from England to Australia. Contact her today.
* DO YOU USE CONTROLLED CRYING METHOD?
Enhance Sleep Solutions is a foundation based practice which enhances sleep without the need for behavioural methods. If altering foundations are not enough, we consider parent philosophies, child temperament and sleep issues to determine a gentle and appopriate method. Tears are normal, and your child may cry as a protest to the changes we make. Instead of fearing the tears, we instead need to understand why they occur, and what can be done to fix the issue. We do not want tears, nor promote a method which causes them. This goes against our company philosophy of nurturing methods x lasting results.
* WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE ENHANCE SLEEP TO HELP ME?
Tessa has been a midwife for many years, with a wealth of knowledge of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. Being a parent and completing a qualification in Sleep Consulting makes her stand out from other consultants with little/no training or qualifications. Furthermore, each consultation is individualised. I take into account your parenting philosophies and personal expectations of your child's sleep to tailor a sleep plan for you and your family. This individualised, attentive strategy allows for maximum success.
* WHAT ARE YOUR COSTS?
Please explore our "Solutions" page to determine which package and price is most appropriate.
* HOW DO I PAY?
Once we have confirmed a booking we will provide a sleep questionnaire. We request this is completed, then payment be made. No further contact/consultation will occur without payment. We accept Paypal or direct bank transfer.
* WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
No refunds are provided once disclaimer and agreements have been signed. Please read carefully before signing.
* CAN I RESCHEDULE MY CONSULTATION?
I am running a business with many commitments. I greatly appreciate the consideration and respect of at least 48 hours’ notice of reschedule. Repetitive rescheduling (more than twice), or less than 48 hours notice of reschedule will incur $50 inconvenience fee.
* DURING A NIGHT CONSULT WHERE DO YOU SLEEP?
During an over night consult I am present to help you get some sleep. If we are having success, and the baby allows me sleep, then I would appreciate somewhere to rest. But I am comfortable with spare room, sofa, or mattress on the floor. I will provide my own pillow and blankets if you are unable to do so. Please inform me at time of booking.
* WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND MY BABY SLEEPS?
I do not condone any sleep practices in contradiction of SIDS Safe sleep guidelines. www.rednose.com.au/section/safe-sleeping By proceeding with consultation you agree to read and follow Safe sleep guidelines.
* WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS ILL?
Please consult a qualified medical practitioner regarding any health concerns or issues and prior to undertaking this sleep consultation. If your child becomes ill it is your responsibility to inform me without delay. Repetitive rescheduling/request will incur fees (consult client agreement).
USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES
PANDSI offers support, education, information and referral services for families in Canberra experiencing perinatal depression or anxiety.
A place to discuss how you are feeling; they can help you to realise that some of your feelings can be a normal part of parenthood and you will find lots of strategies for managing your expectations and experiences". (pandsi.org)
"Three million Australians are living with anxiety or depression. Beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live." (beyondblue.org.au)
Yoga Mums Fitness
"Yoga Mums Fitness is a home based studio in Crace that specialises in Pregnancy and Mums&Bubs Yoga. Join Sharn as she guides you through a yoga journey before your baby is born, and then afterwards to help you bounce back into shape"