Personal stories

Winters here - time to keep warm with merino!

BabyBundles, manufacturers of quality merino clothing, blankets and sleeping bags, are fantastic supporters of The Neonatal Trust.  We are very grateful to be able to sell BabyBundles wraps, blankets and sleeping bags on our website and have 100% of the profits from the sale of these products go to The Neonatal Trust.

When Daddy’s girl comes early

Premature birth from a father’s perspective.  It was May. Our baby was due in August and were about to start antenatal classes the following week. We were having a party at our house to celebrate my birthday, when my partner Joy had some early contractions . . . 

Neonatal Profile: Dr Max Berry

A consistent theme we encounter in our work is the very special people who choose to get involved. From those who give their time and support to the care of neonatal babies, the families themselves who go above and beyond for others, and the social profit space in general. We had a Q & A session with Dr Max Berry . . .

Supporter profile: Pat Shepherd of One Percent Collective

A consistent theme we encounter in our work is the very special people who choose to get involved. Here's a bit of an insight into the wonderful Pat Shepherd who set up One Percent Collective, who are supporting The Neonatal Trust. . .  

A neonatal mums experience and advice

My name is Lynda, I live with anxiety and depression.  My first and so far only child was born five weeks early at Wellington Hospital. . . 

Volunteer profile: Kaye Wilson

A profile of Neonatal Trust volunteer Kaye Wilson - from running, to sewing and collecting, Kaye (and her family) have supported The Neonatal Trust in a number of ways. . . 

Reagan Smarts early arrival at 23 weeks and 6 days

Born the size of a standard ruler and weighing little over 700grams, Reagan Smart has defied the odds.  Ashhurst baby Reagan Smart was just 23 weeks and six days old when her mother suffered a placental abruption, when the placenta detached from the wall of the womb prematurely, forcing doctors to perform a caesarean section . . .

April Partner of the Month - Ben and Deanna Sigmund

We're grateful to all those who provide their ideas, time and donations to The Neonatal Trust. This month we want to say particular thanks to Ben and Deanna Sigmund as our Partner of the Month for April! 

Emily's arrival, a Dad's perspective

My daughter Emily Rose Rae was born January 15th 2016, incredibly 14 weeks premature and weighing only 710 grams . . .     

Fully Committed to The Neonatal Trust

The Neonatal Trust is privileged to have the support of Ben and Deanna Sigmund for the launch of Bens upcoming book 'Fully Committed'.
Both Ben and Deanna have provided support to The Neonatal Trust for many years now, and are adding to this with $1.00 from the sale of each copy of 'Fully Committed' . . .  

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