Our support

The importance of blood for neonatal journeys

During the first seven days of Isobelle's life, she required nine units of paediatric red cells,10 units of paediatric plasma and four units of paediatric platelets. "Without those, there is zero chance she'd be here today," Lauren said. "I had the perfect pregnancy, read all the books, had the vitamins, I was like mother of the year. And then, in two hours, this happens and your child is in intensive care and you don't think they are going to make it through the night." It was complications in the birth which resulted in Isobelle losing about 600ml of blood . . .

The Ne n t l Trust and 'Missing Type' 2017

Those with a sharp eye may have noticed a different image appear on our Facebook page today. This is part of the NZ Blood 'Missing Type' campaign. . .  

Science outreach day

One of the great joys of working in Wellington is being part of the amazing community of passionate and dedicated doctors and scientists. On September 20th 2017 we hosted our second annual ‘Curious Kids and Cool Science’ lab day at the University of Otago, Wellington.  This was the culmination of a terms great work with our ‘junior scientists’, and something that we had all been looking forward to. The Centre for Translational Physiology changed tack for the day and . . . 

Points for Purpose launches

The Neonatal Trust is privileged to be part of 'Points for Purpose' - a new initiative where people can turn their Fly Buys points into support.

A Fathers day pick me up

Fathers day is a special day for many.  For hundreds of families on Sunday 3rd September, their memories will be different to most . . .       There are over 360 incubators and cots in neonatal units across New Zealand. While the unit is the best place for the care of their baby (or babies, in the case of multiples) they would love to be home on Fathers day. We have organised a pick-me-up package to each and every family with a baby in a neonatal unit to brighten their day

Simplicity. KiwiSaver provider with a big heart

The Neonatal Trust is delighted to announce the support of Simplicity.

Woollen Wonders 2017

The efforts of the many volunteer knitters are greatly appreciated as we cannot provide our support packs, and other activity, without such wonderful support.  These fabulous people help to make a difficult start to life that little bit easier for families going through the stress and anxiety of a neonatal journey

Bonding with your baby

We've added another support resource: Bonding with your baby
That first moment you see your new baby is overwhelming. While some people bond immediately with their new bundle it’s not always the case and it’s quite normal for things to take a bit of extra time. 

Data and Neonatal reseach

A new study could help thousands of Kiwi families get a better understanding of what the future holds for premature babies. This 1 news item . . .

Research: Prematurity and temperature regulation

Preterm birth has the potential to alter health and wellbeing far beyond the time a baby is cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). We want to understand how and why preterm birth has this long-reaching impact on a baby’s future. 


Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners