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Ivy

Beau

Motherhood was a scary idea to me and after a missed miscarriage a few years back, when I fell pregnant this time I immediately had an overwhelming sense of fear and anxiety about trying this again.

From the moment I walked into Nat’s office I felt at ease. She gave me confidence straight away with how thorough and knowledgeable she was yet she exudes a warmth and friendliness that is contagious.

Nat guided me through my pregnancy, labour and beginning of motherhood with kindness, professionalism at every step of the way and her obvious passion for what she does. Nothing was too much and she was always there with advice when I needed it. She helped me feel less anxious and encouraged me to feel excited about the journey. She helped me to laugh when I wanted to cry. And she gave me strength when I felt like I was going to crumble. Her guidance gave me confidence to make decisions as a mother when I felt uneasy and unsure. Nat started off as my midwife and has ended up as a wonderful friend, and for that I will be forever grateful.

Thank you Nat for helping us welcome our baby boy into this big scary world and for always making me feel like I am a super mummy even when I can't see it sometimes.

Nat is a passionate, strong and caring individual and someone anyone would be lucky to have at their side as they embark on this wondrous, and at times, overwhelming journey to becoming a mummy. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nat to others.

Lots of love Jono, Laura and Beau :)

Ivy

Van

If you are looking for a caring, funny and grounded midwife then Nat is your woman. She was informative without being pushy, nothing but supportive and reassuring when I was worried about things going wrong and always had a smile to offer. I felt she was very thorough at our appointments and she was always ready with information to read and discuss at home so that I was fully aware of what was coming up next in the pregnancy process. Nat took great care of me and my family as if we were her own. I always felt safe and secure in her hands. Thanks Nat for all you did to welcome baby Van into this crazy world. I will definitely be in touch when baby number two comes along.

Renee McGregor

Ivy

Emilio

Thank you to all the amazing team, especially Natalie for all your support through out my pregnancy.

You were such an amazing midwife. Thank you for looking after us. You were always super careful with everything that came along making sure Emilio and I were healthy and safe.

Cannot forget how amazing and supportive you were during labour and when I needed it the most and Emilio loved every time you came to visit us at home for his regular check-ups :).

Would definitely contact you if a baby brother or a baby sister comes in the future.

Thank you

Emilio and Catalina

Ivy

Ivy

When I first met DJ two things stood out to me about her. She was obviously a caring and compassionate person; yet she also possessed this real strength...or grunt!

DJ has a way about her that shows you that she cares. She takes the time to connect and laugh; all really naturally. Relationship with her was easy and comfortable and she proved to be a trustworthy person I could depend on. Right to the end I felt very loved and looked after. I knew she was my cheerleader throughout the process, and continued to show excitement and wonder about my pregnancy and baby till our last meeting. She made my journey towards motherhood one that I will cherish forever.

Not only did she possess this softness, but also this strength. I knew that she would advocate for me if I needed her to. She would make my voice heard and support me in what was a wonderful, yet sometimes scary time. She had a confidence about her that made me feel secure, but she was also very honest even if it was hard to hear, or things weren't going to plan.

Her passion for women and their babies show in everything she does!

Thank you DJ for being you. For always being a light and a strength through my precious journey towards meeting Ivy. You were a blessing to know and I wouldn't have asked for a better midwife!

Helen

Evie

Evie

Thank you for being so amazing throughout our journey to parenthood.

You are such a warm and vibrant person and I can't imagine not having had you by my side.

From the moment we met you we felt completely comfortable. My labour didn't quite go according to plan but you kept us informed every step of the way and I always felt that Evie and I were in the safest hands.

We miss you and will definitely be in touch for baby number 2!

Aaron, Joanna and Evie xx

Cooper

Cooper

I had a wonderful experience with my midwife DJ, she was caring and understanding and always there whenever I needed her for advice and support both during and after the pregnancy.

I now miss seeing her after spending time with her during the year, I highly recommened her.

Thanks
Amy and Cooper

Xenia & Xephaniah

Xenia & Xephaniah

Dj the best midwife we could ever ask for.

Words can not begin to express how grateful we are to have had you come along two wonderful journeys with us. I remember when we first met I felt so comfortable with you {I was the shy one scared to ask questions} you were and are still so understanding. You knew exactly when to be a friend and when to be a midwife, especially when it came to me taking those silly iron tablets. You would text me just to check up even if it was your day off or if you were on holiday. Being in labour for the first time I was so scared and I no idea what to do, in the hospital not knowing when to push, how I should be pushing you explained it to me in such a way that made perfect since. But you gave me courage to go on according to my original plan. Three and half hours later you handed our first baby girl to us Xenia Dominique Rukia Mbofana born 7 December 2011.

I took a pregnancy test in November 2012 and two lines appeared, I ran and told Clayton and without even a thought I text you. I was so excited that we could go on another journey together. This time I remember at our appointments we spent more time talking {after everything was done of course}, just like old friends. I remember when you had told me about strep something {group B} and I was so worried, you made me feel at ease and you were happy to encourage me if I wanted to go on and use natural remedies to try and help. This time labour was a breeze, you came in on your day off which I thought was so wonderful because it showed me how much you cared for me and my babies {knowing that you were the only one I wanted to deliver my babies}. My contractions were so easy going that we were talking and I was singing the whole way through, complete opposite from no1. Five hours and three minutes later you hand our baby boy to me, I remember being the first to see if it was a boy. Xephaniah Willex Micha'el Mbofana 9 August 2013. We started the visits at home and it was like a friend coming to see us.

I am forever grateful to you for being there for us. Helping us from day one, taking us step by step from pregnancy to being full time parents. We will forever be friends, and the bond I have with you will never die. It brings a tear to my eye knowing that we won't be seeing each other on a regular. But I know that its certainly not the end of our friendship.

Forever grateful, Mā te Atua e manaaki

Clayton, Bernie, Xenia and Xephaniah Mbofana

Scarlett

Scarlett

It was an absolute pleasure having DJ as a midwife. I’d had not great care for our first baby so I was a little dubious of the midwife profession. DJ was a breath of fresh air; really informative but realistic and let us make our own decisions from the information she gave us. I always felt like I could say what I felt and there was no pressure to do anything a certain way. Scarlett turned out to be a little troublesome; feeding and settling issues from day one - however we felt completely supported when things were tough. And DJ was always pragmatic about what could be done, and what was going to work for our baby and our household. She’s a mother of four so she’s done it all before, many times, which helps I think. Sue, as a support midwife, was also excellent; there was always a second opinion if it was needed. The midwife role is a personal relationship; so ideally you find someone who makes you feel comfortable. I’d highly recommend DJ and Sue - thanks again!

Victoria Parsons

Elijah

Elijah

Elijah will be 12 weeks tonight - would you believe! Still feels surreal that he is here! I look at him now and I think back through my pregnancy and you were a constant! It was an overwhelming journey and you stuck by me through it all. I am very grateful for your knowledge and your experience - we really felt like we were in good hands with you. And your patience! Lots of it. I didn't have a lot of panic attacks but for the ones that I did have, you were very reassuring. You never made me feel silly for worrying about the pettiest things. You have been with us through the whole journey and I feel like I have connected with you beyond the midwife-mother relationship. The memory that will always stay with me is the night of Elijah's birth. It amazed me how, in that one night, you have changed from being our midwife and became part of our family. Even my family instantly felt better knowing that we had you around! The way you talked me through the pains and the fear (due to some complications) assured me that I was strong enough and that everything was going to be ok. Your love and support for me and Elijah while I was on labour personally felt so genuine and I will never ever forget it.

You are a great midwife and mother, and I am so grateful that we met. See you for the second baby! Haha

Love always,
Charly

Liam

Liam

DJ,

Thank you so much for being such an amazing midwife. It has been a long journey for Ryan and I to get pregnant and when we finally found out we were expecting it was really important that we found someone who was supportive, honest, caring and wouldn't leave anything to chance. Thankfully we found you and you exceeded our expectations.

Although Liam decided to come early you were amazing at keeping me calm and well informed throughout the whole pregnancy, birth and post natal. We always felt like we were in the best hands and completely reassured.

You made us feel comfortable to ask anything and everything as well as sharing a laugh kept everything in perspective.

We can't thank you enough and look forward to sharing our next baby experience with you.

Lots of Love
Ryan, Olivia and Liam

Mason

Mason

DJ - Thank you so much for everything.

We are so grateful for the care and excellent support you gave us throughout my pregnancy, labour/birth and postnatal care.

You were loving, caring and amazing with every aspect.

We miss our appointments and having a laugh with you but we are so glad to finally have our little bundle here safe & sound!

We couldn't have asked for a better Midwife and we will definitely use you again for baby #2

Thanks again DJ :)

- Santana, Jared and wee Mason xx

Ellie

Ellie

Thank you so much DJ for all of the support that you gave during my pregnancy, labour and post-labour. I felt that you gave me all the relevant information and I felt comfortable with the decisions that I made. You were really supportive, friendly and honest throughout those months and I really appreciated it. I’d definitely recommend you to anyone who is having a baby out west! I look forward to seeing you in my next pregnancy!

- Melissa

Timea

Timea

We are happy to highly recommend DJ! we were always well looked after. This really helped as it was my first delivery.

MUM: We still talk highly & recommend DJ to everyone we talk too about our pregnancy! Both my partner & I were amazed by her work on my delivery day! She made us feel Safe in her care.

DAD: I was sleep deprived, stressed & worried for my partner and baby but DJ took that all away she never got tired during the night & was constantly on the move and took charge. We are very grateful to her & we both Trust her. She will be the 1st person we call if we have another baby too! We thank you again DJ and we hope to keep in touch xx

Absolutely fabulous,

- Paulette, Derek & Baby Timea xx

Rio

Rio

Deidre Jeffries is awesome. DJ is forthright and to the point, but warm, caring, smart and hilarious too!

It was really important to me to have a midwife whom I respected, but enjoyed. From the second I met DJ I liked her.

During my pregnancy and birth I received excellent care. I felt as though DJ tailored her services to suit my individual needs perfectly. DJ fulfilled the role of educator and supporter beautifully.

I’d definitely recommend her to anyone who is having a baby out West, and we’ll be seeing her in the next few years for number 2!

- Gabrielle, Kelson and Rio Henderson

Ava

Ava

DJ - You are the most gorgeous, loving, supportive midwife. I couldn't have asked for anyone better. You made my pregnancy and birth a breeze. Although the birth didn't go as we had planned you reassured me by letting me know what was happening step by step and that everything would be O.K. You are more than just a midwife.

Thank you so much again, we miss you lots and look forward to seeing you again on my next pregnancy.

Rachel, Ben and wee Ava.

I hope all is well with you, we miss you heaps.

Xxx

Madeleine

Madeleine

DJ was fantastic from the start to the end. We both felt completely at ease with DJ and her professional manner meant we felt supported and safe throughout our pregnancy and post natally. DJ is warm, calm, and very thorough in her pre and post natal care. Because she has the experience of having 4 children, she can relate to the highs and lows of pregnancy and the experience post natally. Whether I needed advice, a giggle or just a hug, DJ was able to be provide all of that and more as she is so supportive throughout the whole journey. Midwife of the year in our books!

Tyson

Tyson

Dj,

Thanks so much for everything you did for Tyson and I. The support throughout my pregnancy, labour/birth and postnatal care was awesome! Was hardwork and couldn't have done it without you, miss you heaps!

Love Tayla & Tyson
x x x

Onyx

Onyx

“Wow i have never had such an awesome, incredible loving caring midwife before, Dj Jefferies was an absolute pleasure to have she made me feel comfortable and i could talk to her about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. If there was an award for the best midwife you would win that in an instant!! my experience with her was amazing she has taught me alot and now im just the best mum i could ever be :)”

Jade

Sophie

Sophie

Being pregnant for the first time can be a really daunting experience but Waitakere Midwives made it really easy. I felt that I was given the best possible advice and service from my midwife and the team. As a team I received the highest level of care and service from any team members I dealt with and can’t recommend this company high enough.

Jessica and Sophie Dukes

Misha

Misha

DJ,

Thank you for all your help and support during my pregnancy, labor and post natal care.

We will miss you so much.

Love Sanja and Misha.

Alyssa

Alyssa

Look at this beautiful angel Alyssa and her gorgeous mum Janelle. Alyssa was born in December 2011 at National Womens Hospital, Auckland City. I had the absolute pleasure of looking after this wonderful family postnatally. DJ