Prices have increased sharply at Birthcare Auckland for women who want a little extra pampering after giving birth.I was a bit miffed by the insinuation in the headline and the first paragraph of the article that women were after "pampering" after birth, as if that wasn't well called for. You've just pushed a baby (and possibly more than one) out of your body, or had a rather serious operation, after nine months of carrying around a darling little fetus that drains your energy and gives you *insert unpleasant pregnancy side-effect here*
Charges at the Parnell maternity hospital have gone up 14 per cent for the first two nights in a private room and 71 per cent for the third.
Mr Younge said Birthcare, where around 7 per cent of all women nationally had their postnatal stays, expected to receive a fair share of the extra $11 million promised by National before the election for postnatal care.
National said the money would allow mothers to stay longer in birthing facilities and have better access to breastfeeding support.
A spokesman for Health Minister Tony Ryall said the Government intended to implement this policy "as soon as we can".
Monday, 16 February 2009
at 12:24 pm by Julie
We've had some discussions in the past about the post-birth maternity care women receive (or don't receive, as the case may be) in Aotearoa, and I see today from the NZ Herald that:
, I think a little bit of "birthcare with frills" might be in order? Humph.