I love supporting our hard working Midwives and after chatting with a few and lots of parents-to-be and the I came up with an idea that I delivered to the Clinical Manager and Midwifery Director of the HB District Health Board. Their reply was "You get the big tick and a lot of gratitude from us".
So, what am I doing to help support our awesome midwives and parents-to-be that are considering birthing in Ata Rangi or Waioha???
Guided tours !!!!!
These guided tours are available for everyone who wishes to view the units before they labour and birth here. This will help parents-to-be view both units in calm and relaxed manner so they can take in all the details and starting thinking about what they may need to bring with them to create a safe, comfortable and relaxing space for their labour. Often just 'knowing' where to go, where the after hours doors are, where they can park and what the rooms actually look like, can help reduce fear, anxiety and worries for them. These tours are scheduled monthly, alternating between a week night and a weekend day to accommodate those that will be working or busy.
Dates and Times for guided tours:
18th March - Wednesday 6.00 pm
25th April - Saturday - 10.30 am (ANZAC Day)
12th May - Tuesday - 6.00 pm
13th June - Saturday - 10.30 am
7th July - Tuesday - 6.00 pm
8th August - Saturday 10.30 am
1st Sept - Tuesday - 6.00 pm
2nd Oct - Saturday 10.30 am
14th Nov - Saturday - 10.30 am
16th Dec - Wednesday - 6.oo pm