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Severely premature baby comes home after beating odds

Wee Jack Ladley is finally home after spending half his life in hospital. His parents credit his feisty nature for his survival.  He spent his first four months in Wellington Hospital, following that with 10 days in Nelson Hospital. Three and half weeks ago they suddenly had to go to Auckland's Starship Hospital, as Jack had problems breathing and was diagnosed with hemangioma, a benign tumour of blood vessels. They were to finally go home on Monday.

New maternity tech lands in Wairarapa

A new machine in Wairarapa Hospital's maternity unit is designed to predict the likelihood of premature labour and birth.  It will help avoid unnecessary transfer of women to a tertiary hospital out of the district. 

Farewell and Welcome in Taranaki

We say a fond farewell to Philippa Gray our Chairperson in Taranaki, Kelly Fryer, who is on the board, has stepped up to the Chairperson role.

Once a sideshow, former prems praise Doctor years later

Read this fascinating story about prems who were displayed at sideshows and world fairs in the early 20th century.

Inside Auckland's neonatal unit

Check out this video which provides a rare glimpse into Auckland's neonatal unit and the work that scientist's are undertaking to help these tiny babies survive.

Paid parental leave extended for pre-term babies

Parents of pre-term babies will now be entitled to a maxium of 27 weeks paid parental leave....

 

Premature baby born at 27 weeks is so tiny her Dad's wedding ring fits on her arm

The moment a father held his premature baby for the first time was captured in a touching photograph.  James Perrin, 38, from Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, slipped his wedding ring onto his daughter Mollie's arm to show just how tiny she was at 25 days old.

Miracle baby comes home

Baby Carla from South Africa was born at 25 weeks, weighing just 580 grams.  After 116 days she was finally able to go home. Read more about Carla's story here.

Premature baby goes home after spending four months in NICU

Isabella Grace, from the United States, spent four months in the NICU after been born at 25 weeks.  Her parents were intially told that her chances of making it were not good. Now is perfectly healthy and at home with her parents.

Dad shares emotional journey of his 'miracle' baby boy who weighed less than a bag of sugar.

Check out this heartwarming video and read the story of baby Nicholas from the UK, who was born weighing less than a bag of sugar.

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