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Support & Developmental Groups for February 2020

Check out what support groups are on in your region 

One of New Zealand's smallest babies to celebrate her first birthday

Born at 29 weeks and weighing 490 grams (1lb 1oz), Amairah was given 30% chance of survival, with possible severe disabilities.  She spent a total of 128 days in the NICU Auckland hospital, and is one of the tiniest babies born in New Zealand.  Now she's about to turn 1 and the family are choosing to raise funds to help the work of The Neonatal Trust.

NZ based study investigating how premature babies' hearts can be affected

Lotteries Health has granted Christchurch researchers $100,000 to focus specifically on how tiny babies' hearts can be affected as they get older.

Christmas Day 2019

Christmas day is a day for families to get together, be together and make memories. For hundreds of families this Christmas, their memories will be different to most with their baby (or babies, in the case of multiples) in a neonatal unit. There are over 360 incubators and cots in neonatal units . . . 

NEW Parent Resource - Postnatal Depression

Most mothers have days when they feel really down. This is perfectly normal. Looking after a baby, being constantly on call and coping with the daily demands of life is not easy.   Working with Baby Sensory, we've produced a resource to help parents with Postnatal Depression.

A special Christmas delivery

Finn will be 5 this Christmas Day. Each stage had it’s own struggles but were equally met with huge rewards and I will forever be grateful to those who helped us on our neonatal journey.

Activity across New Zealand in December 2019

We have a range of activity happening across NZ in December, please read below for your regional news

Three Challenges of being an NICU Parent

Watch this beautiful You Tube clip made by one incredibly brave Mum about the three biggest challenges face on their neonatal journey. 

Note: This video contains sensitive material regarding infant loss.

Neonatal Secret Santa 2019

Christmas day is a day for families to get together, be together and make memories. For hundreds of families this Christmas, their memories will be different to most with their baby (or babies, in the case of multiples) in a neonatal unit. There are over 350 incubators and cots in neonatal units . . . 

Becoming a Mother

A beautiful poem by Sarah about becoming a mum to her premature twins

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