A 16-day stay at NECH wasn’t my ideal birth situation, but I couldn’t be more grateful for the care that Oliver and I received on the Glynde Ward.
There are too many to name everyone, but so many of the beautiful women there touched my heart and made my stay so much easier. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.
Emily – for being real with me and putting me at ease
Jennifer – for the hugs, laughs and genuine support and encouragement
Simone – because nothing was too much trouble
Jan – for bringing calmness to my birth experience and for sharing a positive outlook for Oliver
Susie – for being a friend when I needed it
Mim – for adoring our little boy from the start
Ashleigh – from complimenting my parenting and making me feel like I was doing a great job when things were tough
Donna – for the laughter and for trusting us as parents
Delice – for caring for me with all three of my pregnancies/births. For the mumma hugs and reality checks. For the endless tips and tricks. For believing in me. XO
Rosie – for making the nights pleasant and for always checking how I was feeling
Annis – for remembering me and giving me hope for getting home
Eleni – for the fun and good chats. I will never put breast milk in the blender!
Vanessa – for knowing the value of breast milk and trying (with fear) not to spill it on the floor!
Annie – for the loving and maternal approach. For playing Oliver music in the nursery and making cuddles seem normal, despite the drips/monitors.
Diana – for the practical advice and encouragement
Barb – for giving me fresh sheets and endless laughs! For making me feel welcome and like I was part of the family.
Bec – for making the 1:1 corridor night watch a little less creepy
Brocky – for cracking me up with dry humour
Anna – for checking in when it wasn’t your shift
Sarah – for the kindness and care. My blood pressure definitely wasn’t your fault!
Jacquie – for the encouragement and support at the end of our stay
Emily, Luke, Archer, Elliot and Oliver