The best decision I probably made during my pregnancy was to appoint Jo and Emily as my independent midwives post birth. Considering how challenging the year was with Covid and not being close to our families, I had a need for consistent and personal care at home, especially the first week after we returned from the hospital.
I had a really challenging birth experience, and Emily was a rock to both me and my husband during this time. I really don’t know what we would have done without her! My biggest regret looking back at everything is probably that I didn’t use them during the birthing process as well. She assisted so much with my breastfeeding journey, and when I was unsure of something, they were just a whatsapp message away. She didn’t only make sure that our daughter Elizabeth was fine, but she also looked after me, ensuring that I was in good spirits, recovering well and getting the rest I needed.
Emily thank you so much for the massive role you played in our transition to parenthood. Your words of encouragement and affirmation will always echo in the corridors of our home: “you will find your way”, “don’t lose hope, you are doing brilliantly” and “she is just incredible, isn’t she”. We cannot thank you enough.
Christina, Johnny & baby Elizabeth