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A big thanks to The Body Shop

The Neonatal Trust currently has the privilege of having 'Action stations' in all of retail stores of The Body Shop in New Zealand! (Through to 23 April 2018).

Caring for earlier babies

A working group consisting of neonatal specialists, obstectricians, midwives, and patients are considering lowering the age from 24 weeks to 23 weeks (as a consistent rule for all neonatal units).

Saving very early babies

There are calls for the government to pump more funding and resources into helping doctors keep alive the youngest and most vulnerable of premature babies. It comes as a working group looks at a potential national standard for resuscitating babies born as young as 23 weeks. . . 

New breastfeeding pillows for Hawkes Bay

The Neonatal Trust were pleased to be able to donate 3 new feeding pillows to Hawkes Bay Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). 

Seven kids under 7 years old

On April 3 Esme Moala had Israel, Emmanuel and Eliana. This made the household 7 kids under 7 years of age . . .

St John ambulance officers save baby born at 25 weeks

Bella Torkington wasn't expected to survive when she was born at 25 weeks on a bathroom floor, but some plastic wrap and a sandwich bag helped her defy the odds. Baby Bella is now a picture of health, squawking and sucking her fingers and toes as she sits on mother Rachael Sibley, while dad Kyle Torkington tickles her knee. . . 

Research update, Unicorn Babies study

One of the major challenges in neonatal intensive care is to develop new ways to prevent brain injury from occurring. Creatine is a protein derivative that is essential for health, especially brain health. . . 

Support The Neonatal Trust with Trade Me

It's time to have a clear out!  Grab all those things you've been meaning to sell or get rid of and list them on Trade Me between 9 April and 15 April and you can help support the work of The Neonatal Trust. 

Financial support for early born babies

If your baby was expected to be born on or after 1 July 2018 but was born before 1 July, there is financial support available to you.

New Tumbleform chairs for The Waikato NICU

The Neonatal Trust has donated three Tumbleform chairs to benefit parents going through a neonatal journey in Waikato Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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