One of my recent births, as I mentioned in my previous post, was at Aiiku hospital with Dr Sen. It was the first time I had been at a labour where Dr Sen was the doctor and I was genuinely so impressed her skills, her manner and her “way” of managing things. It was a really relaxed environment for the parents from start to finish and Dr Sen was wonderful in respecting fully all of her patient’s wishes and requests without question. My client, her patient had the labour she hoped for from start to finish. Of course, a lot of this is due to things just going smoothly on the day but I also think a big part of it is that Dr Sen was progressive in her practice to not manage the labour unnecessarily. Once example is during the pushing phase. quite often the expectation with most doctors here is to be on your back on the bed for this part of labour. However, Dr Sen, was very much open to the mother pushing how she wanted – whether that be on the bed, on all 4s, squatting and so on. Following the mother and how her body naturally wants to move (as it should be when everything is going very smoothly and without complications). So I would certainly very much recommend Dr Sen to anyone!
As for myself, my client in the above labour – the lovely Amanda – very kindly wrote a testimonial about me which I’m happy to share with all of you 🙂