Victoria Gardner

December 1, 2020 10:35 pm

“In July when our little guy was born by emergency caesarean we were fortunate enough to stay at the Helensville Birthing Centre for three nights. It felt like we were there for a week and came home confident thanks to all the wonderful staff who not only looked after us but nourished me and taught me so many little tips and tricks to help establish a happy breastfeeding relationship with my baby. I arrived still in shock and not really knowing what I was doing as a first-time mum and the gentle care and encouragement I was given in the most respectful way was priceless. When we first arrived we were advised to treat the place like Grandma’s house and from the very beginning, I was comfortable. I felt like I was staying with family — as if a group of aunties were there for me to help with anything. I asked so many questions and left armed with a wealth of knowledge. It really was the very best start for our wee family and I am very thankful to all the staff.”