Dr Sarah Stanley BMedSci BM BS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
When my eldest daughter was 10 months old, I navigated returning to work as a busy GP with being sleep deprived. Ahead of my days at work, my partner would take our daughter out in the car at 4am, because this became her favourite place to sleep, or he would take her downstairs to sleep on him, so I could get a few hours rest before I needed to work a 12 hour day in the surgery.
Looking back, I think I had naively assumed that because of my job and medical training, I would know how to get my baby to sleep through the night. We fell into a pattern of breastfeeding to sleep and feeding several times a night.
Through all of medical school and my postgraduate training, I don’t think I was taught anything useful about baby and children’s sleep and so I understand how difficult it can be for parents to know where to turn for help when their child isn’t sleeping well.
I was fortunate to be well-supported by my partner and family and they helped me through the toughest of sleep deprived nights, weeks and months. In more than 10 years of work as a GP and by starting to talk about baby and children’s sleep, I have become increasingly aware of how far-reaching the consequences of sleep deprivation are and how big a part this plays in the mental well-being of the whole family. I am passionate about the science of sleep, children’s sleep behaviour and the effects of sleep deprivation and am so pleased to have found a way of using my consultation skills, alongside this knowledge and passion to help families who are struggling.
As a Mum who has been sleep deprived, I can empathise, help and guide you through a personally designed and tailor made sleep plan, which I will ensure you are comfortable implementing in order to give the best help to your little one. As a result, you and the rest of the family will get more refreshing sleep, leaving you ready to tackle whatever the day holds - whether it is looking after your bundle of joy, going off to work or both . . . or more!
I offer a no-obligation 15 minute phone call to learn more about your family’s individual situation, to explain how I can help and to check we are the right fit for each other. If we go on to work together, I will support you with a combination of phone, Zoom and email consulting and together we can make sleep deprivation a distant memory.
If you can’t immediately see a time in my calendar to suit you for a 15 minute call, then please email me and I will do my best to work with you to find a time for us to chat. Don’t delay, get in touch today if you are ready to take the first step in making that life changing transformation for your whole family.
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