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Potential for further advances in protecting brain injured babies

Major advances have already been made in protecting babies after brain injuries but there is strong potential to make further big advances, says a leading US-based medical researcher and neonatologist.

Baby robot delivers lifelike lessons for hospital staff

A newborn robot that can turn limp and even blue is helping train doctors and midwives.

Obesity, smoking risks for baby brain damage

Pregnant women need to be encouraged to lose excess weight and quit smoking to avoid causing brain damage to their unborn children, a leading researcher says.

Life in NICU - a mother's letter

I'm a member of a few special clubs. I have battled infertility, and I'm the mum of four angel-babies and one living miracle.  My beautiful son was born at 26 weeks and five days, weighing 860 grams - and despite all the odds, he survived....

The Neonatal Trust a big help for parents of premature babies

Greg and Amy Hewgill know all too well the troubles faced by parents of premature babies after watching their daughter, born 11 weeks early in a Chinese hospital, connected to machines for the first 76 days of her life.

The true meaning of 'aroha'

Sophie Harris and Emalee Doake from Hukanui Primary School recently learned about aroha at school.  Instead of just learning the lesson, they decided to put on their thinking hats and turn their own brand of aroha on in their community...

Celine Dion supports World Prematurity Day 2013

November 17 is World Prematurity Day, a chance to raise awareness about the topic of prematurity on a local, national and international level. . Worldwide celebrity, Celine Dion lends her voice to support World Prematurity Day.

Waikato doctors' groundbreaking gel to help newborns

Newborn babies around the world are going to benefit from a groundbreaking research project conducted at Waikato Hospital by neonatal nurse practitioner Dr Deborah Harris and Dr Phil Weston. 

Mum calls for support for tube-fed kids

Eli and Ben were born prematurely at 26 weeks' gestation, then spent four months at Wellington Hospitals’ neonatal unit.    Some leave hospital feeding normally. Others, such as Ben and Eli, go home with nasogastric tubes. 

New Breast Pumps in Waikato thanks to The Cambridge Christmas Festival Society

The Neonatal Trust in Waikato is therefore thrilled to be able to say a big thank you to The Cambridge Christmas Festival Society who have very generously donated three new Medela Symphony double breast pumps to the Trust.

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