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Mothers Day pick me up 2019

Mothers day is special day for many.  For hundreds of families on Sunday 12th May, their memories will be different to most. With some great support, we have organised a pick-me-up package for each and every family with a baby in a neonatal unit to help brighten their day. 

Kate and Ruby, one year later

This time last year, both Ruby Meldrum and her mum Kate were fighting for their lives, one year on, and you would look at them and never realise the rollercoaster the family had been on.  

NEW Baby Milestone Cards

Want to capture a special moment in time? NEW Baby Milestone cards available from your neonatal unit team.

The Body Shop support The Neonatal Trust

For the 3rd year running, The Neonatal Trust have the privilege of having 'Action stations' in all of retail stores of The Body Shop in New Zealand for the Month of May 2019! They are selling the delicious gingerbread 'Have a heart' cookies as well as helping us to raise awareness of the 5,000+ neonatal journeys in New Zealand every year. 

New look for 'Have a Heart' cookies

Be sure to grab your 'Have a Heart' cookies!  Available this year in a new 3 pack . . . 

Activity across New Zealand in May 2019

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

25 week triplets turn 5 and mum runs for charity

Triplet's Molly, Joshua and Cameron Nicholl have overcome odds and thrived - they've recently turned 5 and are about to start school.  Now mum, Lucy, chooses to give back by running in the Hawkes Bay marathon.

New Pepi Splint could alleviate infection for fragile premature babies

The newly designed Pepi Splint wraps around the baby's arm or foot to hold the drip in place, and the sticking plaster wraps around the silicone, not the babies skin

The World's smallest boy born at 258gms, gets to go home

The world's smallest baby boy, who was born in October in Japan weighing as much as an apple, is now ready for the outside world, his doctor said Friday.

"Giraffe shuttle" helping babies at Waikato Hospital

Thanks to a new "Giraffe Shuttle" - donated by The Neonatal Trust - Waikato Hospital will be able to make it easier to move delicate, fragile pre-term babies 

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