Lauren changed our lives in a way we could not thank her enough for.
Max was born via an emergency caesarean following a prolonged labour. He suffered from severe reflux oesophagitis and cow’s milk protein enteropathy and was a particularly unsettled baby. To compound these difficulties I suffered from post-partum pre-eclampsia with acute renal failure and end stage liver failure, which limited my physical ability to care for Max early in his life.
As new parents, we were completely blindsided. From the first moment Lauren walked in the door with her calm, assured and skilled approach to helping both Max and I she provided us with the relief, guidance and support we needed to get back on our feet. To us, she was an angel.
Lauren nursed Max over extended periods during the day and night for many months and also provided considered care to me as a new, first-time Mum recovering from serious medical issues. Lauren also travelled with us all for a number of weeks while caring for Max. She was always a pleasure to be around whether at home or on holidays. Lauren was highly organised and very considerate and aware of our needs. She was always one step ahead of Max and we found that so very helpful.
In addition to this, the time Lauren took to explain and teach us how to best care for our son was invaluable. We were overwhelmed with the bombardment of newborn advice, which was often conflicting and confusing. Lauren offered us the clarity we needed to be able to learn to parent with confidence.
Max is now a robust 15 month old boy and there is no doubt in our minds that he (and we) would not be where we are today without her incredible involvement in our lives. We feel blessed to have met Lauren and can say, hand on heart, anyone who welcomes her into their home upon the arrival of a new baby can count themselves as truly lucky.
AMY MERRIMAN | SYDNEY