Dr Alice Roberts-Thomson
MBBS DCH FRACGP
MBBS DCH FRACGP
Alice is a General Practitioner, wife and mum to three young children. She studied medicine at the University of Adelaide and after spending some time working in Paediatrics and Obstetrics at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and gaining a Diploma of Child Health, settled on a career in general practice. She became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2018.
Having had a difficult personal journey with her first baby, Alice has developed a passion for helping families navigate the transition to parenthood and the joys and challenges that can be faced during this time. She feels particularly strongly about supporting parents during the first few weeks after a baby is born, when there is so much change, uncertainty and well-meaning but conflicting advice which can lead to significant distress. She believes that with the right support, this precious time can be less stressful, more enjoyable and that mothers and the family unit can develop strategies to feel empowered, nurtured and supported.
Alice is a certified Neuroprotective Developmental Care Practitioner, having undergone additional training through the Possums Clinic in Brisbane, directed by Dr Pamela Douglas. She is also currently working towards becoming an IBCLC board-certified lactation consultant to further her interest in breastfeeding medicine.
Alice is an accredited provider of Antenatal Shared Care and thoroughly enjoys the continuity this allows: getting to know families and supporting them right through pre-conception planning, their pregnancy and into their postnatal journey.
Alice offers hour-long mother/baby appointments to address a range of concerns including (but not limited to) feeding issues, weight concerns, sleep, unsettled infant behaviour and parental mental health and wellbeing.