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Daisy-Mae's rise to stardom

Who would have thought being born early would make you an international star?  But that's exactly what happened when Daisy-Mae Littles' father began an online Facebook diary.

Sweetness overload at Waikato hospital NICU

It’s not only the gorgeous wee babies in Waikato Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) providing staff with their sweet fix this week. The hospital’s NICU staff have been enjoying some sweet treats of the baked goods variety from local eatery The Girl on the Swing...

Inara Herdmans Tube feeding story

Inara Herdman was born via c-section almost a month early in September 2010, and survived a Severe Rightsided Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). Given a 5 percent chance of survival throughout the pregnancy and birth, she then overcame a major surgery to repair her diaphragm at 10 days old. She spent a total of 62 days in Christchurch NICU...

Generous donation from six Lions Clubs in Taranaki

The Taranaki Neonatal Parent support group recently received incredible donations from six local Lions Clubs.  This contributed to purchasing four specially designed hospital grade nursing chairs f

Birth gap link to premature babies

Women who have their babies less than a year apart are twice as likely to give birth prematurely, a new study suggests.

Meeting Baby David: Elinor Carucci’s Powerful Portraits of Premmies

For this week’s issue of TIME, photographer Elinor Carucci took these powerful, intimate portraits of David, an infant born at 28 weeks at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

International Kangaroo Cuddle Awareness Day, May 15th

May 15th is International Kangaroo Cuddle Awareness day so there’s no better time to share some information on this great practise. Kangaroo Cuddling was pioneered in Columbia in the 1970s by a pediatrician who was looking for a way to keep premature babies warm in an area that was too poor to have incubators.

Neonatal Trust launches fundraiser

Chase, born a 35 weeks and Lucas, born full term, both spent time in the Wellington NICU after they were born.

Help for tots born too soon

Some of New Zealand's most vulnerable premature babies will soon take part in ground-breaking research aimed at improving their health and those of other pre-term infants worldwide.  The research, a collaboration between Auckland City Hospital and the University of Auckland...

Premature twins stuck in limbo

Julia Carter, a New Zealander who is living in Australia, was just 24 weeks pregnant with twins when she went into labour while on holiday in Nelson, just before Christmas... 

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