Possums Care & antenatal
HEALTH

Meet Dr Sophie Genoni

Hi, I’m Dr Sophie Genoni. I completed my General Practitioner training in WA and recently moved to Perth from the South-West. I have an interest in women’s health and children’s health and have completed additional training in obstetrics and gynaecology and sexual health.

I am accredited to provide Possums Care (also known as Neuroprotective Developmental Care) and enjoy working with families to navigate through challenges into the postnatal period.

I am an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and a Professional Member of the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

Possums Care Consultations

Dr Sophie Genoni is welcoming families for Possums Care consultations. Dr Genoni helps families navigate through common challenges in the postnatal period and is accredited to provide Possums Care (also known as Neuroprotective Developmental Care). Dr Sophie provides a holistic approach to management, providing strategies that align with individual parenting values and promote secure attachment. Challenges in early parenthood are often interrelated which is why Dr Sophie thoroughly assesses all these issues in Possums Consultations.

Possums Care consultations can be helpful for the following concerns:

  • Lactation support (see below)
  • Frequent night waking in babies
  • Concerns about baby's naps during the day
  • Infant cry-fuss problems (unsettled, irritable, 'witching hour', 'purple crying')
  • Parental well-being or bonding concerns
  • Nighttime sleep or nap concerns in toddlers up to 2 years of age

Lactation Support

As in IBCLC, Dr Sophie provides support for mothers and babies in their breastfeeding, mixed feeding and formula feeding journey. She provides evidence-based and practical support for:

  • Baby weight gain or growth concerns
  • Infant breastfeeding problems (fussing, pulling off, concerns about latch)
  • Mother breastfeeding problems (nipple pain, mastitis, blocked ducts)
  • Concerns about oversupply or undersupply
  • Transitioning to and from top-ups
  • Assistance with utilising nipple shields or other breastfeeding tools
  • Assessment for sucking issues or concerns about oral structures such as tongue or lip tie
  • Weaning from breastfeeding or formula feeding

Initial consultations are 1 hour and include thorough assessment, examination, breastfeeding observation and a management plan.

Appointments can be booked online via HotDoc or by calling the clinic and speaking to reception on 08 6186 7992.

Antenatal Breastfeeding Education and Support

Dr Sophie is passionate about helping prepare mothers for their upcoming breastfeeding journey. It has been shown that women receiving both antenatal and postnatal lactation support have higher rates of breastfeeding initiation and longer duration of breastfeeding.

This appointment type is for those seeking education and support regarding breastfeeding or preparing for common issues in babies (sleep, settling, unsettled behaviour, bonding).

These appointments are suitable for:

  • First-time parents
  • Parents who have previously experienced issues in breastfeeding or baby care and would like a management plan for this baby.
  • Women with medical conditions that may impact breastfeeding (thyroid problems, gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome).
  • Women with a history of any breast surgery.

This appointment type is NOT for general pregnancy care or antenatal care. If this is what you are seeking, please book with our other General Practitioners.

Home Visits

We recognise that it can hard for parents to leave the house with their baby, particularly during the early days and weeks.

Dr Sophie Genoni is now available for home visit Possums Consultations (both initial and follow-up appointments). This allows families to relax in their own surroundings while Dr Sophie assists with breastfeeding or bottle-feeding issues, baby sleep concerns, or unsettled crying in babies. All examination, observation and hands-on support can be provided during these home visits.

Distance criteria applies, so we ask you call the clinic on 08 6186 7992 to discuss your eligibility.

Fees (including additional travel costs are applicable) can be discussed with reception, depending on your location.

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LOCATIONS
  • Unit 9, 170 Murdoch Drive
    Murdoch WA 6150

  • Unit 14a, 12 Erade Drive
    Piara Waters WA 6112

CONTACT
  • (08) 6186 7992

  • (08) 6186 7993

  • hello@thegardenmedical.com

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Unit 9, 170 Murdoch Drive
Murdoch WA 6150
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Unit 14a, 12 Erade Drive
Piara Waters WA 6112

(08) 6186 7992

hello@thegardenmedical.com

find us on socials

Copyright ©2023 | The Garden Family Medical Clinic | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions

In the spirit of reconciliation, The Garden Family Medical Clinic acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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