Timely birth re­warded

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION/NEWS -

If you can’t be the first baby of the new year, the first baby of Par­ents Cen­tre Week is a pretty good al­ter­na­tive.

Wai­tan­girua mother Shayla Os­borne gave birth to Phoenix at 5.45am on Mon­day, June 23, mak­ing him the first baby born at Kenepuru Ma­ter­nity Unit dur­ing Par­ents Cen­tre Week.

Mana Par­ents Cen­tre pre­sented the fam­ily with a gift bas­ket full of baby good­ies from New World Porirua, a sup­ply of Whit­taker’s choco­late and a Mana Par­ents Cen­tre goodie bag.

Kenepuru Ma­ter­nity Unit of­fers a top re­source for par­ents, with two birthing rooms, wa­ter- birth fa­cil­i­ties and six post­na­tal beds in sin­gle rooms with en­suites.

Moth­ers who have given birth at Welling­ton Hospi­tal can trans­fer to Kenepuru when space per­mits, while they ad­just to mother­hood and re­cover from labour and birth.

Lucky first: Shayla Os­borne, her Aunty and new baby Phoenix.

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