Wondering where you can access the services the Surgery provides?
There are several different ways to do this; personalised services (90min to 2hr consultations and short one hour clinic sessions) are held by appointment at Rosie’s home in S11.
Antenatal Classes – this is a work in progress.
Sling Library Drop Ins
There are regular Library sessions throughout the month, where slings can be tried on and hired to enjoy further at home, and see if this is the sling for you, in “real life” circumstances. These are informal events, and can be busy, there may be a wait involved. If you are needing more individual attention a consultation or a short clinic session may be more helpful for you.
1) “Slings in the City” is every other Thursday, 12-3pm, held in the Studio of The Montgomery, opposite the Town Hall on Surrey Street, S1 2LG (same side of the road as the Central Library). Run by Rosie and a team of peer supporters.
2) “Drop-In Saturday Slings” with the Library is held every other Saturday morning at Rosie’s home (26 Westwood Rd, S11 7EY), between 10-12, and is advertised on the Facebook page here.
3) “The Surgery At Home Sling Library drop in” every other Monday afternoon at Rosie’s home (26 Westwood Rd, S11 7EY), 12.30 to 3.3o, after the 4th Trimester session
4) The 4th Trimester Bumps and Babies (Sling Social Drop in) with Babycalm ToddlerCalm Sheffield, suitable for pregnant mums and babies under 4mo. Alternate Monday mornings, 10-12 at Rosie’s home, (26 Westwood Rd, S11 7EY). Toddlers welcome from about 11.15 onwards.
4) Doorstep Hires available most days – contact Rosie to arrange.
Please contact Rosie directly if you need more information.
More about the Fourth Trimester:
The Fourth Trimester (4T) is a drop in session run by Dr Rosie Knowles (Sheffield Sling Surgery and Library) and Lindsay Snow (BabyCalmToddlerCalm Sheffield), to help parents with bumps or small babies (under 4 months) find out all they need to know about this precious stage in their lives.
Babies are particularly vulnerable for the first three months of life outside the womb while their bodies and brains adapt to their new environment. This total, almost pregnancy-like, level of dependence is the inspiration for the term ‘4th trimester’.
Scientific research is discovering that successfully meeting a baby’s needs has a positive and measurable effect on brain development (of the parents as well as the baby!). Furthermore, we believe that having the knowledge, skills and confidence to parent in an instinctive and responsive way results in a more enjoyable and relaxed transition to family life.
At 4T, Rosie and Lindsay are on hand to introduce you to how to care for your young baby (including the safe and comfortable use of slings and carriers) as well as offer evidence-based advice to help you make informed parenting decisions.
From time to time we will invite guests such as hynobirthing teachers, breastfeeding advisers, chiropractors etc..