Meet the Team
I am delighted to introduce myself, Mary Dowswell, your trusted guide to empowered motherhood. With a passion for nursing, I embarked on my journey at Balmain Hospital in 1983, eventually becoming a qualified midwife at Canterbury Hospital in 1988.
Throughout my nursing career, my interest in caring for babies and children grew, leading me to the Royal Alexandria’s Children’s Hospital in Sydney, where I worked predominately in neonatal care and other infant wards. It was there that I discovered my true calling – lactation and breastfeeding.
To deepen my knowledge, I underwent intensive lactation training at King George V, earning my certification as an IBCLC lactation consultant in 2003. I soon realised that my heart lay in providing comprehensive care and support to families beyond the hospital setting. This inspired me to complete my Child and Family Health Nurse certificate at Tresillian.
My career journey has been diverse, from managing postnatal wards to working in adult/children medical and surgical care, recovery, pre-admission clinics, maternity, and the birthing suite. I also spent 13 years as an ED nurse, where I could apply my vast experience and knowledge.
At Completely Aligned, I am honored to be part of a team dedicated to nurturing mums with the utmost professionalism and compassion. My experience spans Antenatal Breastfeeding Preparation, Breastfeeding Support, Tongue Tie Assessment, Sleep and Settling, and Early Childhood Development.
I am here to empower you on your journey as a Mum, offering expert lactation support and guiding you through this beautiful phase of life.
Let’s embrace this journey together with complete alignment and care.
Dr. Lydia Thompson
Dr Lydia Thompson is a qualified Osteopath and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Upon completion of her studies in Osteopathy in Melbourne, Lydia travelled and has worked in both Brisbane and Sydney as an Osteopath helping people with a broad range of both chronic and acute musculoskeletal complaints such as neck and back pain. Lydia enjoys providing general Osteopathic treatment to all patients and age groups, though her area of interest and expertise lies in women’s health, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and paediatrics.
Lydia uses a range of Osteopathic techniques alongside Optimal Maternal Positioning and Spinning Babies techniques to help support women through their pregnancy and prepare them for their birth. Lydia is then able to offer breastfeeding support as an IBCLC as well as paediatric osteopathic treatment to their newborn.
Dr. Natasha Lunn
Dr Natasha Lunn (otherwise known as Tash), is a dedicated and experienced Osteopath and IBCLC (currently on hiatus until January 2024). Her journey in healthcare began in 2008 when she graduated with a Masters of Osteopathy from the University of Western Sydney.
Tash’s commitment to the well-being of the Macarthur community spans over a decade, where she has provided care to patients of all ages. As a neurodivergent practitioner herself, she embraces a neuroaffirming approach in her practice, ensuring inclusivity for all.
Driven by a passion for assisting breastfeeding families, Tash expanded her Osteopathic skill set into the field of Lactation by becoming a Breastfeeding Counsellor and Community Educator with the Australian Breastfeeding Association in 2014, followed by achieving the esteemed title of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2018. As a mother of three children with tongue ties, Tash possesses both personal and professional insights in supporting families with ankyloglossia, regardless of their feeding preferences.
Outside of the clinic, Tash enjoys quality time with her young family and indulges in her passion for watching an abundance of Time Team reruns and documentaries on European History.