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Come along to dinner and an inspirational evening all while supporting The Neonatal Trust.

Dr Max Berry secures funding for therapy to help prevent disorders in preterm babies

A University of Otago researcher has received funding from the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand to investigate a new therapy which could potentially prevent disorders developing in children born prematurely.

Activity across New Zealand in August

There's a range of activity happening in our regions in August. We've pulled this together into one page as an overall update. . .

Neonatal journeys to benefit from international collaboration

Supporting neonatal-related medical research is one the three core objectives of The Neonatal Trust.  Through advances in understanding and clinical care, we can help thousands of future babies - in NZ and around the world. 

6 year old gives baby brother Kangaroo cuddles

We LOVE, and advocate strongly for, kangaroo cuddles. . .      check out this great story of a 6yo doing skin-to-skin cuddles with his premature baby brother (includes some beautiful photos).

From cerebral palsy to one of golfs Major tournaments

Neonatal babies are over-represented with cerebral palsy (vs the general population). The brains neural pathways form at different stages of gestation and when babies come early and/or there are complications they can wire differently. While not as a result of a neonatal journey, a remarkable story to be shared. . . 

Supporter Profile Christine Langdon

A consistent theme we encounter in our work is the very special people who choose to get involved. From those who give their time and support to the care of neonatal babies, the families themselves who go above and beyond for others, and the social profit space in general. Learn more about the wonderful Christine Langdon who set up The Good Registry . . .

The early arrival of Eden

Jason and I were visited by a nurse from the newborn unit who talked us through the scary process of having an extremely premature baby. I looked at the pictures and listened to her talk but all the time thinking “Well, this isn't going to happen to me!”

Australias premature baby program set to go national

A research program that has reduced the number of premature births in Western Australia is being rolled out to other states and a parallel program is set to be developed in New Zealand.

WOW Preview show tickets on sale

As an important part of the Wellington community, World of WearableArt™ Ltd have been are long term supporters of The Neonatal Trust.  Since 2008 we have been one of their charities of choice and as such we have been able to they have allowed us to sell tickets to the WOW® Preview show and retain 50% of the proceeds. 

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