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Harmony’s Story

I had my baby Desiigner Te Rauwhero Steven Heitia born @ 30 weeks gestation weighing 1905 grams in Waikato Hospital in August 2021. On this day was the 19th anniversary of the passing of my great grandmother & members of my family saw this as rebirth. During...

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Clare’s Story

Our wee girl Clare Louise was born in August 2012 nine weeks premature (31 weeks) in Wellington Hospital. Her brother was born at 37 weeks in 2010 by emergency c-section. When pregnant with Clare in 2012, at approx 27 weeks, Mum started bleeding and spent a few...

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Cushla’s Story

In 2016 I lost my baby at 13 weeks and even though I was a teenager, I spent years trying to conceive again after that and it just wasn't happening for my partner and me. I felt hopeless and broken and eventually gave up trying and then all of my dreams came true...

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Zowie’s Story

I knew there were premature babies, but I never thought it would happen to me. I actually thought the opposite would happen - he’d stay in there for 42 weeks and need to be evicted! So when I reached 29 weeks and got “a show”, then started getting tummy ache that...

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Logan’s story

MY MIDWIFE TOLD ME I HAD A UTI, 1 HOUR LATER MY WATERS BROKE !!! My name is Hannah, I am 27 years old and I'd love you to meet my little warrior, Logan, born at 24 weeks 6 days weighing 736grams and here is our story. For years I suffered from severe periods that...

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Phoebe’s NICU Journey

As told by Mum, Kirsty. I’ll never forget the words “you’re going to have this baby in the next 48 hours, but probably tonight”  It had all been trucking along nicely; easy conception, no morning sickness and barely any weight gain. A pretty smooth pregnancy. The...

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Our precious Colton

As told by mum, Amy In February we discovered we were pregnant for the fourth time. It shocked our world after 3 miscarriages, 5 years since our last pregnancy and 10 years of waiting. Week by week, our child proved to be a survivor. We should of known, because he...