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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.

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.

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.

Dr Vaughan Richardson - his job is a labour of love

In quarter of a century practising as a neonatal paediatrician, head of Wellington's neonatal intensive care unit Vaughan Richardson has looked after well over 25,000 babies and, despite their critical needs and at times dire condition, he still takes time to cherish every one of his tiny patients.

Neonatal units need to be expanded

Premature babies could be at more risk in the future if neonatal units are not expanded or new units built, an expert says.

'My baby won't eat' - Inara's story

If little Inara Herdman needs to eat, it’s not her mother she turns to – it’s a tube feeding machine she’s been hooked up to since the day she was born.

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