Latest news

Postpartum depression and anxiety

Postpartum depression and anxiety: The definitive survival and recovery approach, will be sold in NZ, the UK and the US and will be available for purchase in NZ this month.

Helping parents through a rocky start

I went through NICU with my wee boy Reuben, who’s now five and just started school. At 24 weeks, I went into spontaneous labour — we still have no idea why. It was a big shock and very stressful once he was here, with critical matters of life and death. I knew nothing; I didn’t even know babies survived at that gestation. . .   

Neonatal baby becomes neonatal researcher

I was born by emergency C-section at exactly 26 weeks gestation on April 25th 1995 at Wellington Hospital. I weighed approximately 900 grams, I had a head of auburn hair, and my eyes were still fused shut – I wasn’t quite ready to say hello to anyone yet . . . 

Latest findings show Dads high stress levels

 The latest research findings show that on top of worrying about the health implications for their children, men feel additional stress to look after their partner and baby, and keep the household running.

Benefits of 'hands on' parents

A study of 1,786 babies born prematurely in Australia, New Zealand and Canada has shown empowering parents whilst their babies are in a neonatal unit can help improve a childs health.  


Douglas Pharmaceuticals supports The Neonatal Trust

The Neonatal Trust is grateful for the support of Douglas Pharmaceuticals who are donating wool to support neonatal families . . .   

Thanks Koi Farms

Our HUGE and sincere thanks go to Koi Farms and Koi Baling of Gore and all of their supporters.  With a personal connection to a neonatal journey, the team at Koi Farms and Koi Baling set about raising funds for The Neonatal Trust. . .

Thanks for your survey feedback

Late last year we asked for parents of babies born between 23 - 26 weeks gestation to help us with a short survey.  This was part of a neonatal care working group of specialists and nurses, midwives and obstetricians who are currently looking at the information parents receive to provide support during this time, and help with making decisions about the care of their babies.

2017 Neonatal Secret Santa

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 . . . 

Sam's life by numbers

"I can’t stress enough that some days you will wonder if it will ever get easier and you will sometimes feel utterly powerless, but it WILL get better and your lives WILL return to “normal”. Make sure you take time for yourselves when you can and always accept help when offered. It can be a long journey but it can be very rewarding and will instil in you a sense of resilience you never thought possible"


Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners