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Face masks for Families

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Drop in number of premature births during lockdown

The number of babies born prematurely plummeted during the 

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. 

Study reveals HPV vaccine linked to decline in premature births

The introduction of the HPV vaccine in 2007 is likely to have prevented 2000 Australian babies being born premature over eight years.

Prem baby fights off coronavirus

Born prematurely at just 3lbs 5oz (1.5kg), baby Peyton was diagnosed with Covid-19 at just three weeks old. Her arrival on 26 March - eight weeks before her due date - defied all of the family's planning.

First birthday celebrations support The Neonatal Trust

Iqbal has raised more than $8000 for the Neonatal Trust on Givealittle to mark Amairah's birthday, and said her message to parents facing a similar situation was to "believe in miracles".

Same nurse cares for father and son born premature three decades apart

Three decades ago, Caldwell's late mother, Ida Bell, who called McGowan "nurse Lissa," became so attached to her son's caretaker that she included a picture of the smiling nurse and bundled baby in a photo album, Freydin told The Washington Post. Three decades later, the parents spotted the snapshot.

One of New Zealand's smallest babies to celebrate her first birthday

Born at 29 weeks and weighing 490 grams (1lb 1oz), Amairah was given 30% chance of survival, with possible severe disabilities.  She spent a total of 128 days in the NICU Auckland hospital, and is one of the tiniest babies born in New Zealand.  Now she's about to turn 1 and the family are choosing to raise funds to help the work of The Neonatal Trust.

NZ based study investigating how premature babies' hearts can be affected

Lotteries Health has granted Christchurch researchers $100,000 to focus specifically on how tiny babies' hearts can be affected as they get older.

Thank you Waikato NICU

Terehia Rakatau-Emery was delighted the first time she heard her son cry. 


Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners