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Wāhi Kōrero

Welcome to Wāhi Kōrero, a safe and anonymous place to share health-related stories.

We encourage you to share your experiences of health care, particularly those not often heard. The stories shared on this site will be used for research and help decision makers improve health outcomes.

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ACTIVE TO 31 Oct 2021

Kōrero I wish I could’ve had with the WellChild nurse

Depression! There was never time to talk about the deep feelings. I tried to breastfeed but it never worked. I carried that guilt for years. I was depressed, isolated, exhausted…

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I wish I could have talked openly about safe co-sleeping and baby-led weaning with my plunket nurse without feeling automatically judged or made to feel like I was wrong or…

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I told my Plunket nurse we were struggling with sleep. She referred me on to their “sleep expert” who advocated for stopping overnight feeding and sleep training. When I said…

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Real Stories for change

Kōrero I wish I could’ve had with the WellChild nurse

I wish my nurse was more open about exploring lifestyle based choices, breastfeeding and returning to work, co-sleeping. I felt pushed to move my child out of our room at…

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Kōrero I wish I could’ve had with the WellChild nurse

My problems with Plunket started fairly early on with an older nurse who seemed kind of "old-school" and very judgemental. In one session this nurse asked me three times if…

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Kōrero I wish I could’ve had with the WellChild nurse

I wish I felt more cared about by my plunket nurse. We have had one appointment with her and one phone call. Both of those interactions have left me feeling…

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Kōrero I wish I could’ve had with the WellChild nurse

Please do not share my personal hard times with my neighbours. Please don't tell me that I can't eat bananas because I am a diabetic. Please don't be patronising, for…

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Kōrero I wish I could’ve had with the WellChild nurse

When I told you I was struggling with my baby’s sleep, I wish we could have discussed normal infant sleep, realistic expectations and how to get through it. You told…

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Kōrero I wish I could’ve had with the WellChild nurse

Kia ora my concern is how do we know if the nurse or staff are racist or not. Being Maori, this is a real concern. The treatment and attitude my…

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