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Thank you Waikato NICU

Terehia Rakatau-Emery was delighted the first time she heard her son cry. 

An ordinary Mama with an extraordinary Babba

"I admire people that dedicate their careers to keep these little people in our world, literally a bunch of heroes and life savers. Little people are far stronger than what I have ever given them credit for. Modern science and medicine are phenomenal and the power of love and connection is what pieces it all together"

Hyperemesis Gravidarum - a mums difficult pregnancy

I thought it was about time I shared my experience with pregnancy and child birth in its entirety. I figure getting it out there in the world will serve as some sort of cathartic cleansing, and also to raise awareness of a rare condition that robs you of the joy of pregnancy. 

Liggins Institute team to develop blood test for preterm birth

A research team from Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland in New Zealand has received a fellowship grant to develop a blood test to predict premature birth.

In this month, I'm thankful for......

A beautifully written story about a mum who's incredibly thankful for all the people who help support the 'Neonatal World'

Activity across New Zealand in November 2019

NICU Parent's Evening
Exploring the NICU Journey - we invite all current and graduate neonatal parents and their friends and family to a special evening on:
Monday 4th November - 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
(doors open at 6.30 p.m.), Tiakiwai Conference Centre, National Library, 70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington.

NEW Developmental Group for Hawkes Bay

Our aim is to provide support to neonatal families through the stress and anxiety of their journey which extends not only from the time they are in the neonatal unit but to the years which follow. 

From then to now

I suppose the journey to motherhood was as far from what I had planned or imagined as possible. I never imagined I would be racing down the corridor about to give birth at 27 weeks 5 days via emergency caesarean. I never imagined that I could possibly be going through this when I visited the intensive care unit a few days prior when the labour started and the IV steroids were give

Women of Influence supreme winner Jane Harding

Celebrated medical professor Jane Harding was named the supreme winner at the 2019 Women of Influence Awards, for her contribution to neonatal hypoglycaemia research.

Valerie Adams discusses her fears

Adams' doctors at Auckland City Hospital admitted Kepaleli to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), where he would spend the first week of his life in an incubator.

"It felt kind of wrong," Adams said. "You're meant to have your baby with you... Not miles away in another area."

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