Written by Philippa Harris...
I am a Midwife at a large private hospital.
I see families who overwhelmed by their new situation everyday.
Most families struggle with the huge change that comes with a new addition to the family. It is a big enough change when everything goes well, but sometimes things don’t go as planned.
- Babies can arrive early.
- Mother’s can be on bed rest for months before the baby is even born.
- Mother’s and babies can become sick after birth.
All these things can result it an extended stay in hospital and in these situations people can struggle with things they used to be able to do easily.
Things like caring for older children or the newborn if the mother has an extended stay, or transport to and from hospital when the baby has an extended stay and mum can’t drive due to Caesarean section, or household chores such as cooking and cleaning.
Usually a family member will try to coordinate help but Gather My Crew makes it easier, less stressful and less time consuming to coordinate everyone and everything.
If, God forbid, something happened in my life that meant I needed extra help – I would use Gather My Crew.