Midwives make birth a bit eas­ier for mums

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THERE’S noth­ing quite like the cry of a new­born baby.

Proser­pine Hos­pi­tal pa­tients learned this first hand last week, with three beau­ti­ful ba­bies born dur­ing In­ter­na­tional Day of the Mid­wife.

Danielle and James Krista were one of the cou­ples lucky enough to wel­come an­other ad­di­tion to the fam­ily, as lit­tle girl Char­lotte Rose Krista was born.

Mrs Krista said the ex­pe­ri­ence had so far been a wild ride.

“It feels very ex­cit­ing and over­whelm­ing at the same time,” she said.

“We’ve def­i­nitely had a lack of sleep.”

One thing that wasn’t lack­ing how­ever was the pa­tience, pro­fes­sion­al­ism and skills of Proser­pine Hos­pi­tal’s midwives.

“They were amaz­ing,” Mrs Krista said.

“They cared about us in­di­vid­u­ally.

“They were in­ter­ested in us as a fam­ily.”

As shifts ended and ro­ta­tions changed, Mrs Krista said she saw no dip in the qual­ity of care.

“Each new per­son that came onto a shift, there was some­thing about them that taught us some­thing new and made us more com­fort­able,” she said.

Although the new par­ents have no doubt got their hands full with lit­tle Char­lotte, Mrs Krista said they felt more cer­tain hav­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge of the midwives be­hind them.

“They’re ri­enced in ways,” she said.

“So with see­ing five or six dif­fer­ent peo­ple over the time we were there, we learnt a whole bunch of dif­fer­ent things we can try.”

When asked if she would re­turn to Proser­pine Hos­pi­tal if she were to give birth again, Mrs Krista said she “most def­i­nitely” would.

“I would go to Proser­pine Hos­pi­tal eas­ily over Mackay or a big city,” she said. all expe

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BEAUT BUBS: James and Danielle Krista with baby Char­lotte, Josh and Hay­ley Eaves and baby Miller, Kate Gibson and baby Lola Vay and Proser­pine Hos­pi­tal mid­wifery manager Anne Eaton.

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