Our support

Saving very early babies

There are calls for the government to pump more funding and resources into helping doctors keep alive the youngest and most vulnerable of premature babies. It comes as a working group looks at a potential national standard for resuscitating babies born as young as 23 weeks. . . 

New breastfeeding pillows for Hawkes Bay

The Neonatal Trust were pleased to be able to donate 3 new feeding pillows to Hawkes Bay Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). 

Research update, Unicorn Babies study

One of the major challenges in neonatal intensive care is to develop new ways to prevent brain injury from occurring. Creatine is a protein derivative that is essential for health, especially brain health. . . 

Financial support for early born babies

If your baby was expected to be born on or after 1 July 2018 but was born before 1 July, there is financial support available to you.

New Tumbleform chairs for The Waikato NICU

The Neonatal Trust has donated three Tumbleform chairs to benefit parents going through a neonatal journey in Waikato Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

New images added for Famous Prems

Over the last 12 months+ we've been updating our Support resources.  The latest update is the addition of images to our 'Famous Prems' page . . .

POD survey to increase understanding

The Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) want your help to enhance the information presented to parents facing extremely preterm birth. The purpose of the study is to help enable parents to make the best decisions possible for their baby and their family. . .

Helping parents through a rocky start

I went through NICU with my wee boy Reuben, who’s now five and just started school. At 24 weeks, I went into spontaneous labour — we still have no idea why. It was a big shock and very stressful once he was here, with critical matters of life and death. I knew nothing; I didn’t even know babies survived at that gestation. . .   

Neonatal baby becomes neonatal researcher

I was born by emergency C-section at exactly 26 weeks gestation on April 25th 1995 at Wellington Hospital. I weighed approximately 900 grams, I had a head of auburn hair, and my eyes were still fused shut – I wasn’t quite ready to say hello to anyone yet . . . 

Thanks for your survey feedback

Late last year we asked for parents of babies born between 23 - 26 weeks gestation to help us with a short survey.  This was part of a neonatal care working group of specialists and nurses, midwives and obstetricians who are currently looking at the information parents receive to provide support during this time, and help with making decisions about the care of their babies.


Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners