Mid­wives named Good Sorts

Taupo Times - - ØX 9#Ś -

Bux­ton has been a mid­wife since 1992 and said she just loves be­ing a mid­wife.

‘‘[I] just love help­ing the fam­i­lies and do­ing the best I can,’’ she said.

‘‘It’s a very re­ward­ing job but you have to love it to do it. It’s so de­mand­ing and we are very re­stricted with what can do.’’

Ear­lier in May, lo­cal women showed their sup­port for the mid­wives and held a ‘Sup­port our Mid­wives’ walk on In­ter­na­tional Mid­wives Day to try and gain some at­ten­tion and at­trac­tion on get­ting a fairer pay for them

The work­load the Taupo¯ LMCs have is heavy and in­cludes travel, call­outs and phone calls and text mes­sages they re­ceive at all hours of the day and night.

And they don’t re­ceive any pay­ment un­til a preg­nant woman reaches 28 weeks’ ges­ta­tion.

But as Corfe says it’s re­ally hard to give up a job you love.

*Nom­i­na­tions are be­ing taken in for June’s Good Sorts. If you know some­one who you think should be recog­nised and re­warded for go­ing above and be­yond for the Taupo¯ com­mu­nity, fill out a form at the Taupo¯ Times of­fice or at the Har­courts’ of­fice.

STEPH RANGI/STUFF

David Tre­wavas with Jill Sims, Gail Corfe, and Suzanne Bux­ton who have been named as May’s Good Sorts.

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