“The hospital was so full, so busy. So we didn’t ask if he could stay, and he had family in Christchurch, but it would have been 100% better if he had been there. Managing a baby at night after a caesarean is really difficult.” Jenna says the care she received from the team at Christchurch Women’s Hospital was amazing, but the whole experience could have been so much better if James had been able to stay alongside them.
“Not being able to stay together sucked a bit and it was a bit hard for me emotionally but there was no other choice really. I guess after our first, our daughter, was stillborn it was so important for us
both to be together for this baby – our little rainbow.”
Jenna is supporting Māia Health Foundation by sharing her story, as she knows the difference a specialist lie-flat maternity chair will make.
“It would have been amazing for us. I want other families to have that – to be able to stay together. The difference will be huge.”
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