Jodie from Waiwhetu birthed Bryleigh at the Birthing Centre, after birthing her 1st child at the hospital - she compares the two experiences...
Birthing here with my 2nd child was a massively positive experience I cannot emphasis enough compared to my past experience with my 1st born being born at Hutt Hospital.
The wrap around support care, love, not just for my baby but for myself and my husband. The feeling you get from this kind of environment means you're going to birth better, baby is less stressed as can feel that from mum. All the little things mean so much at such a stressful time. I could just focus on my baby and enjoy every moment and know we felt safe and if I needed help, it was there.
August 2021 - we're now working alongside a group of committed individuals from the birthing community in the Hutt Valley (parents, midwives, childbirth educators, natural therapists etc.) who are volunteering their time and resources to SAVE the only home-like (well hotel-like!) Birth Centre in Wellington which is in Melling, Lower Hutt.