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NEW Parent Resource - Postnatal Depression

Most mothers have days when they feel really down. This is perfectly normal. Looking after a baby, being constantly on call and coping with the daily demands of life is not easy.   Working with Baby Sensory, we've produced a resource to help parents with Postnatal Depression.

Activity across New Zealand in December 2019

We have a range of activity happening across NZ in December, please read below for your regional news

Neonatal Secret Santa 2019

Christmas day is a day for families to get together, be together and make memories. For hundreds of families this Christmas, their memories will be different to most with their baby (or babies, in the case of multiples) in a neonatal unit. There are over 350 incubators and cots in neonatal units . . . 

Neonatal Transitional Care Project mother/caregiver Survey

The Neonatal Transitional Care Project Group are keen to hear from mothers whose babies needed more nursing and midwifery care than that required by a ‘well new-born’, especially those babies born from 35 weeks gestation.

Activity across New Zealand in November 2019

NICU Parent's Evening
Exploring the NICU Journey - we invite all current and graduate neonatal parents and their friends and family to a special evening on:
Monday 4th November - 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
(doors open at 6.30 p.m.), Tiakiwai Conference Centre, National Library, 70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington.

NEW Developmental Group for Hawkes Bay

Our aim is to provide support to neonatal families through the stress and anxiety of their journey which extends not only from the time they are in the neonatal unit but to the years which follow. 

Happy Social Play - New support resource

Working with Baby Sensory, we're pleased to announce a new support resource Happy Social Play. Happy social play has an essential role in building self-esteem, confidence, creativity, imagination, language, problem solving skills and knowledge of the world

Neonatal November 2019

In 2017 we softly launched 'Neonatal November'.  One of the key drivers for this was to have a wider period of time to raise awarness of neonatal journeys. 

In addition, we were conscious that there are many full-term neonatal journeys each year (ie the full-term babies with health issues and/or complications) and we wanted to widen beyond World Prematurity Day on November 17th.  All babies needing an extra hand are cared for by the caring, patient and kind staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and Special Care Baby Units (SCBUs). 

A Fathers Day pick me up!

Fathers day is a special day for many.  For hundreds of families on Sunday 1st September 2019, their memories will be different to most.   

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Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners