Personal Stories

A small journey through the NICU

As told by NICU Graduate, Kate My journey began when I was born in the Wellington Hospital 3 months early, missing the lower portion of my right leg and having only eight  fingers, my life began a little rough. My Mum Karen was diagnosed with Amniotic Band Syndrome...

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A Dads perspective, 7 years on

As told by Dad, Phil The scariest thing in the world (or so we thought at the time) was being told our wee boy was coming into the world....  Early....  16 weeks early!! Unsure who we would meet, how he would be, what care or attention he was going to need in the...

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The tale of Noah and Micah

It was an exciting Saturday as my husband Jonny and I settled into our new place to get ready for the arrival of our first children, di-di twins who were due in three months time. I'd spent the day out with my Mum shopping knowing I had to be careful with heavy...

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Daisy-Mae’s rise to stardom

Who would have thought being born early would make you an international star?  But that's exactly what happened when Daisy-Mae Littles' father began an online Facebook diary. Daisy-May Little was born 103 days premature at 25 weeks gestation, weighing in at just...

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More support for Waikato families

We are excited to announce we now have more support for Waikato families!  Jadey Drury is the newest member of The Neonatal Trust team, becoming our Family Support Liaison for this region and will be based in the interview room of the neonatal intensive care unit...

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Hamilton triplets born in lockdown

Vishnu Nair is the proud father of triplets - but he's only seen the trio twice in the 10 days since they were born prematurely. It's not the way the new Hamilton dad expected the experience to go but due to lockdown restrictions only one person is allowed in to...