Midwives make birth a bit easier for mums
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
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.