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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

Neonatal Transitional Care Project mother/caregiver Survey

The Neonatal Transitional Care Project Group are keen to hear from mothers whose babies needed more nursing and midwifery care than that required by a ‘well new-born’, especially those babies born from 35 weeks gestation.

Do Good Feel Good - with One Percent Collective

One Percent Collective helps to raise money for us and 13 other Kiwi-based charities. They’re a tiny crew of two people but they’re making a big difference!

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