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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 

Dame Valerie Adams welcomes a new son - a little earlier than planned

Dame Valerie Adams has given birth to her second child weeks before the due date.

World's tiniest newborn boy leaves hospital

Weighing in at just 268 grams and able to fit into a pair of cupped hands, a premature baby in Japan has become the smallest boy in the world to leave hospital safely.

 

Plastic bags filled with oxygen helping save lives

Born 17 weeks premature, baby Leighton was kept alive in a plastic bag filled with oxygen.  Now, Leighton is 8 months old and thriving.  Read how this research trialled on lambs is now helping save premature babies.

Welcome Home - Home & Garden Tour 2019

Following on from the success and fantastic feedback of the 2017 Tour, The Neonatal Trust in conjunction with Showroom, are again running the Welcome Home – Home & Garden Tour on Saturday 16th March 2019.

Premature babies born in NZ have a better chance to survive & thrive

In the first research of its kind, researchers are using Statistics NZ's integrated data to understand more about the lives of New Zealand's premature babies. 

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.

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