TESTIMONIALS FOR SUE
I wanted to write you a thank you letter to show you how much I
appreciated everything that you did for my daughter and I during, throughout and after my
pregnancy. I would’ve liked to have gotten this to you
earlier however I’m sure that you can appreciate how busy life is with a new born baby.
I am so glad that I chose you (and you accepted) to be my
LMC. I was apprehensive to say the least about getting a LMC when I found out that I was pregnant again.
As you are aware I had a terrible experience with the LMC
that delivered my angel baby the previous year. I had lost
faith in the system and couldn’t bear the thought of putting my trust into
another LMC only to be let down again. My experience with
you was extremely positive and I could not have asked
for anyone better.
You were recommended to me by my GP and I am truly grateful that
she pointed me in your direction. You did an incredible job
and were always a pleasure to deal with regardless of
whether or not you had got any sleep the night before. Your calming presence and extensive knowledge made me feel at ease which in turn made the
whole process enjoyable.
I cannot thank you enough, not only for everything that you did
for my daughter and I physically but for restoring my faith
in people again. You will be at the top of my list if my husband and I decide to have another child. Jasmine is doing great and is
extremely advanced. Thank you for giving her such a great
start in life.
Kind Regards, Shereena
speak more highly about the care I received during both of my pregnancies, Sue made me feel
supported in my decisions and reassured if I had any worries or concerns. I felt totally at
ease when in labour and like I was being fully looked after by a professional but at the same
time Sue had my best interests at heart and helped me to achieve a VBAC, I could not be happier
with my experience and honestly think I couldn't have done it without her. I also appreciate
the care I received from DJ and her personal interest in me. I will miss seeing Sue and highly
recommend her to all! Thank you Sue,
Love from Micah, Sam, Millie, Indi-Rose and Beau xx
I just wanted to send you a quick update
on how we are doing, especially in relation to breastfeeding. I've continued to breast feed H
exclusively and he is doing great. He has put on so much weight!! He tripled his birth weight
by 5 months (Last time he was weighed he was 8kg!) He is 6 months old this
weekend. I've really enjoyed being able to breast
feed him, and I have had really good milk supply. For the last 6 weeks he hasn't even been
having both sides for his feeds, so there must be ample there. He has been sleeping through
from 10pm to 7am since 4 months, so he must have been getting enough! We are just starting on
solids which he seems to be very enthusiastic about.
I really just wanted to update you on this as you were so involved
and instrumental in getting breastfeeding established for us. I am really grateful for your
help and support in those early days. All that pumping while I got the supply up and going has
paid off. It has been really rewarding for me to be able to feed him, and he seems to have
thrived on breast milk.
Thank you so much for your time, energy, and support with this. It was hard at first
and if I had not had your knowledge and support I do not think I would have continued with
breastfeeding, so a very big Thank you to you for all your help!! You were a wonderful support
We would like to thank Sue for her
guidance and support during our pregnancy.
We always felt listened to and that our ideas and opinions
mattered, which is important for a pair of clueless first time parents.
Sue was always helpful, patient and understanding; she works in a
professional, caring manner and was sensitive to our needs.
We would also like to say a special thank you to DJ for helping us
bring our beautiful girl Sofia safety into the world; her guidance and advice on the day was
Thank you for everything you have done for
Mia - Nov
impression of Sue is that she always had time to answer my questions and concerns. She was
patient and knowledgable. Throughout my pregnancy she provided us with plenty of
information and advice when we needed it. During labour, Sue was calm, positive and
re-assuring. The birth didn’t go to plan (emergency c-section) however, during labour Sue
was supportive, reassuring and focussed at all times on doing what was best for both myself and
my little girl. Post baby, Sue provided comfort and all the answers I needed to
understand what had happened, once again, always having time, patience and compassion for
myself and my husband. I would recommend Sue as a midwife. Thanks
It gives us the greatest joy to mention a few things about our
experience with Sue.
very first time we met Sue, she treated us with so much love and respect. We still have very
fresh memories of how excited and welcoming Sue would be every time she walked us into her
office for our appointments. Sue provided us with detailed information at every single stage of
our baby's development. From her reassuring and motherly calm voice, Sue would answer all
our questions and she would ensure that we left very well informed. She shared with
us her numerous midwifery experience that even made it so easy for us to relate to our own.
Sue's wealth of knowledge and expertise is what we feel so humbled to have been part
God blessed us with a
wonderful baby girl, Jemimah through Cesarean section. Again this was the time Sue demonstrated
her expertise and experience. She made all the right decisions and explained to us what was
happening at every stage. Sue provided excellent after birth care before handing us over to the
Plunket nurse. Most especially, was her help with breast feeding that we struggled a bit
As Christians, we
found it a huge blessing that it was Sue who took us through the amazing journey of parenthood.
Sue even prayed and committed our daughter, Jemimah to the Lord just after her birth. Every
day, as we pray for our daughter, we always remember the very first moment Sue prayed for her.
Thank you, Sue.
As first time parents, our experience
with Sue was so wonderful that we would gladly recommend her to any one seeking a midwife care.
We Love you, Sue and forever you will be part of our fondest memory with Jemimah. May God bless
you abundantly as you give support to other parents to-be in your care.
Finally, we would also like to thank Sue's student Midwife,
Nicola, who was with us throughout the later stages of our pregnancy. Nicola was always so
enthusiastic and with so much knowledge. No doubt Nicola will be a great midwife.
I have 3 children who were all birthed by Sue Den Hartog. I really
appreciated the care that was provided during and after my pregnancies. Sue was very
professional in her manner, during my first pregnancy I found the whole thing of becoming a
parent very daunting. Sue was very supportive, offered lots of advice and made the experience
memorable and enjoyable. When I used Sue for my third pregnancy my two older children would
call her Aunty Sue, she became like family and we would have good chats about anything. I will
be forever grateful for the wonderful work Sue did and cherish the times we had together. I
recommend her to anyone I know who is pregnant and is in search for a midwife. Have Sue for
your midwife and you know that you are in good hands.
Sue Den Hartog was AMAZING as my midwife. She was wonderful prior to the
birth, so encouraging, supportive and excited with me as well as talking me through
everything I needed to know and do. During the birth she was incredible. I felt so
comfortable having her there, it was a wonderful experience! After my little boy was born
she helped me through those first months. I was so sad when the visits ended. I will
definitely be having her as my midwife for my next baby!!!
I would recommend Sue and the team at
Manna Midwives for their excellent care and support for their clients during the exciting
journey of having a baby! Sue was a great source of information in the appointments while I was
pregnant. She was happy to let us come up with a birth plan that suited us but recommended that
we be willing to be flexible during the actual labour which was wise as we it didn't quite go
according to plan. During the labour Sue was calm and reassuring. But what most
impressed me with Sue was her care post the birth. Our baby has a lactose intolerance
which Sue picked up on very early on. She arranged for me to see a lactation consultant and
after going off dairy I had a different baby. A friend of mine had a child with a similar
allergy which was not picked up on until it was 5 months old and she had huge issues because of
this. We were so thankful that it was found so early on.
From the first phone call when I was only 6 weeks pregnant, Sue was friendly, reassuring and
genuinely excited about our pregnancy. Being my first child, I had no idea what to expect
throughout pregnancy or what lay in store for me after the birth. I found it hugely
comforting to chat with Sue at our appointments, as well as the occasional personal phone call
or text, as she listened patiently and answered my many (and often silly!) questions.
Towards the end of my pregnancy, I needed to be monitored and ended up being induced.
From the careful, calm explanations to the friendly introductions to the hospital staff, Sue
ensured that my partner and I felt fully supported throughout my labour. She did
everything in her power to follow my birth plan, even when things went pear shaped, and she
worked (cheerfully!) throughout the night. When Matilda arrived, we were excited and very
thankful for our beautiful daughter but also unbelievably grateful to the wonderful lady who
made our experience as stress free as labour can be! In the following 6 weeks, Sue
was a huge wealth of knowledge as I attempted to absorb as much information into my baby brain
as possible! Both my partner and I were blown away by the level of Sue’s care and
professionalism throughout the year. We were really sad to have to say good bye but we
are looking forward to seeing her again in a couple of years for baby number
I was so honoured to have Sue den
Hartog as my midwife. I am pleased to say that Sue was an amazing rock for me throughout my
pregnancy. She was very thorough in every aspect. Any question that I had was always answered
well enough for me to understand. I was so scared of giving birth, but Sue was so amazing at
keeping me so calm. She is such a caring and loving person. I would recommend her to all my
friends who want to a mummy. Today we have a gorgeous little man, Levi. Thank you Sue,
We contacted Sue for our second pregnancy
after experiencing a stressful emergency C-section with our first born (with a different
midwife). Sue immediately put us at ease with her friendly, warm and professional manner. Sadly
this ended in miscarriage, however Sue was a great support during this time. We are so grateful
to have had Sue as our midwife for our following 3 natural births. Sue is a wealth of
knowledge, expertise and showed great judgment in a number of situations. Sue provided us with
love and guidance throughout the pregnancies, and fabulous support and care during the births.
Sue always went the extra mile and her experience as a mum showed during postpartum care. My
husband really appreciated Sue, as she made him feel included and part of the process. Sue
became a friend and mentor. I was very sad to say goodbye to Sue as our family is complete. I
now recommend Sue to all my friends.
Lots of Love
Greg, Yona, Aaron, Emily, Isaac and