Women deserve purpose-built, well-resourced spaces to birth and recover in.

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joanne rice
1 day ago
Its a disgrace partners arent allowed to attend the whole birthing process

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Aroha Bell
2 days ago
Because I had a baby via c section during covid lockdown and my partner had to leave at 8PM that night leaving me to care for a new infant and the already overworked hospital staff.

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Farrah Kusmantoro
2 days ago
Exactly how I felt and why I wanted to go home as soon as possible

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Rachelle Bertram
2 days ago
I would have liked to of had my partner stay with me during those first 48hrs after what was a pretty traumatic birth. I was exhausted and needed him there. I appreciated all that the nurses did but they are so busy and I did feel like I had overstayed my welcome after two nights stay in hospital.

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Antoinette Scoggins
2 days ago
Definitely agree I was in tears when hubby had to leave after a a long labour and birth it took a young practicing nurse to sit with my and let.me.cry on her shoulder to help.me.get through the night. In my second.birth.my husband could.only stay 40 minutes as it was a late delivery and was late.when being taken into ward. Both times.i was extremely tired and needed help of.my partner and found it so hard to ask nurse's that were under staffed and stressed. It would have taken pressure off them if my partner could.have been there to help instead of them having to help

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Louise Marsters
2 days ago
This is the right thing todo

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Megha Bhardwaj
2 days ago
Yes i need my partner with me during birth time please

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Sarah Malcolm
2 days ago
I don’t know how I would have got through those postpartum days without my partner. Terrible that some places don’t allow partners.

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Stephanie Hume
3 days ago
Both my babies were born in birthing centres. For my first birth I was scared of the hospital system letting me down, I had heard horror stories of ladies giving birth on a bed in the hallway and then having to stay in a room with other mums and crying babies. I had such a great experience I wanted this for my 2nd birth.
For my second birth I was worried that NZ would still be in level 4 lockdown and my partner would not be able to be there. I was so anxious about it. I needed him and I knew he would want to be there as much as he could be. Luckily we made it out to level 1 just couple of weeks before hand.

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Annah Barnes
1 week ago
Because I'm a woman and a midwife and see outcomes are much better in primary care units than hospitals