The Dr Carly Programme launched as a pilot programme in February 2021 to help give support for new parents in lockdown. The programme hosts up to 11 parents per group with Dr Carly via Zoom every week for 11 weeks where parents can talk to Dr Carly about any worries or concerns they may have. The programme also aims to encourage friendships between parents with similar aged children.
The Dr Carly Programme offers support for new parents and covers the following topics
- Bottle feeding
- Postpartum body
- Postpartum mental health
- Baby development milestones and what to expect based on Dr Carly’s award winning parenting book, Your Baby Week by Week
- Specialist medical advice for small medical ailments (Dr Carly can offer private consultations for more complex issues) *Link to private consultations page
- Bespoke requests from parents
The programme also features medically trained special guests to provide experienced and professional advice, plus bonus unpublished short stories written by Dr Carly.
So far, the Dr Carly Programme has welcomed the following special guests:
Dr Nisha Shah, Consultant Psychiatrist and founder of the Perinatal Mental Health Service at the Whittington Hospital, London
Dr Neeta Patel, Consultant Paediatrician
Katie Norburn, Neonatal and Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist
Zara Warner, Paediatric Sister specialising in breastfeeding support and mum of 5
Galena Gates, Paediatric Nurse specialising in breastfeeding support