I was given Julie’s name from a friend whom had used Julie twice. As soon as I found out I was pregnant I called Julie to meet with her. Straight away I felt relaxed and comfortable with Julie and decided to have her as my midwife. I had no problems with anything I asked Julie, and during my pregnancy I was very relaxed, and was ready for anything. I was sure right through I did not want an epidural – Julie told me she could not do them which made it easier for me. When it came to the labour Julie could not be there, so I had Nelly who was lovely – I ended up having a C-Section but not having the epidural. I was pleased with my outcome and loved having the support from Julie. Julie has been awesome since Katie was born. I would recommend Julie to anyone and will have Julie the next time round. Julie you are amazing and a wonderful lady and helped my pregnancy be the best I could have ever imagened. Thank you. You will be missed.
Posts Tagged Nelly Hooper
1. Jacinda Younger Says: May 6th, 2008 at 5:59 pm
We have recently had our first child with the help of Nelly Hooper as our midwife. This is just a quick note to anyone who is looking for a midwife who is extremely competent, experienced and articulate, Nelly’s your girl! (No she did not pay us to say that!!!!!)
We were naturally as first timers very nervous. We had read all there is to read, had a million questions and were I’m sure quite demanding patients in that regard. But Nelly reassured us that as first time parents we were 1. not complete freaks in being that way it was quite normal and 2. it was our right as parents to be to be completely neurotic!
Such reassurance I can tell you made all the difference! At no time did Nelly make us feel stupid or a pain in butt for wanting to ask all these questions and she absolutely understood that we were just trying to make educated decisions and do our best for our precious bundle.
For all of you first timers out there that are concerned about the process and how to know who is a fabulous midwife, I can assure you that Nelly was just fantastic! I can even say that having gone through the dreaded induction and thanx to Nelly come out of the other side with our perfect daughter and Mum unscathed!
Then after all that Nelly’s true form stepped up another notch even still as her support at home after the birth in offering non intrusive and “only asked for” advice and supporting our parenting decisions which were made with our childs very best interests in mind was just phenomenal, we simply could not have asked for more!
Also when “our Nelly” as she came to be known was on a weekend off, we were covered by Julie Carlyon or Bridget Henderson who were also fantastic and filled the gap with absolute professionalism, knowledge and were just wonderful.
All in all the team at Martin Street in general work so well together and you can rest assured that you are getting the “A Team” when it comes to this nerve wracking and precious time in your life.
Our very deepest thanx to them all.
Jacinda, Wayne and of course the wee tiger Claudia! xx