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Weta Workshop lunch to raise funds

The Neonatal Trust is extremely proud and honoured to have Richard and Tania Taylor as our Patrons. They are fantastic supporters of The Neonatal Trust – very generously giving their time to promote awareness and assist with fundraising activities. We are incredibly grateful for their support. As part of 'Neonatal November' they are helping us fundraise with a lunch in the Weta Workshop boardroom . . .   

Neonatal Secret Santa 2018

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 . . . 

Baking for Babies in action

Our thanks goes to everyone who got involved in 'Neonatal November'.  Check out some images of the great efforts!

New study finds Omega-3s can cut risk of premature births

Increased intake of omega-3 fats during pregnancy can reduce the risk of premature birth, new research has found.

Blood donations to help NZ's vulnerable premature babies

Doctors are calling for more blood donations to help New Zealand's most vulnerable premature babies.

A wish for a Hawkes Bay SCBU graduate

Eight years later Xavier is a happy, healthy kid, and Lynch has channelled the traumatic first weeks of his life into a piece of art, a sculpture called I Wish . . .  

Doubly lucky NICU baby

An Invercargill family’s young son is a "miracle baby" twice over — conceived after years of  IVF, before being born prematurely.  The Moses family — mum Kathryn, dad Kereru and their baby, who is yet to be named — received a . . .  

Premature twins defy the odds to celebrate first birthdays

Read all about twins, Grace and Amelia celebrating their first birthday.  They arrived early after contracting twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) — a condition affecting about 10 per cent of identical twins in New Zealand.

World first neonatal research

New Zealand researchers have released the findings of a world-first study on premature babies. Twenty years of data from 1.2 million babies was used in the research, helping parents and doctors make better decisions about how to care for premature babies.

Mischa - 42 weeks + 1 day. Our full term experience

I don’t see our experience in a negative way. Our journey wasn’t what we had planned but was a good reminder that instead of our usual worries about what cot or pram we were going to choose, all that really mattered was how lucky we were to have our baby alive and with us.

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