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Jessica and Evanna’s Story

Sometime in July, 19 weeks pregnant, I woke to my 2 year old at 6am knowing she just wanted a cuddle I picked her up and took her to back to my bed. I sat her down and all of a sudden I felt water gush out of me, I

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World Prematurity Day – November 17th

On Sunday 17th November we will be celebrating World Prematurity Day with many amazing premature baby support organisations across the globe, including EFCNI and The Australasian Nidcap Training Centre. The theme of this year’s day is “Born too Soon: Providing the right care, at the right time, in the right

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My Colourful Journey

Health Professionals can order HERE Having an unwell baby in a Neonatal Unit affects all members of the family, including well brothers and sisters. Siblings are often having to adjust to changes in routine, parental behaviours, caregiving arrangements, and family relationships. These changes, along with limited understanding and information about

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Indiana and Jackson’s Story

On the 2nd of May 2017 I had finished my shift at work, picked my daughter up from daycare and headed home. That night I went to bed early and at 9pm I awoke to find my bed wet. I brushed it off, changed my sheets and went back to

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Josh’s Story

I thought I’d share my son’s story, he is exceptional in every manner of the word. Joshua Chester. Born 12 weeks premature @ 990g on 6/7/15. The NICU saw 2 infections, necrotizing enterocolitis, chronic lung disease, 4 blood transfusions, beginning stages of retinopathy, bicuspid aortic valve, enlarged aortic root, cardio

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Little Bag of Calm

Our Little Bag of Calm is the perfect gift for any parent who has a baby in the neonatal unit. With tips, tools and activities all aimed at encouraging parents to take a moment for Self Care. It’s been lovingly designed by parents who have been through the experience of having a

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Nina’s Story

Hi, my name is Keira and our little treasure Nina was born 3 months early and spent 68 days in the neonatal ward at The Mercy hospital in Melbourne. She was on CPAP, high flow, low flow and finally spent a very long time fattening up (in the “Fat Farm”!)

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Westfield Local Heroes

We got some great news recently, after a rigorous assessment process, two of our team members Shusannah Morris (CEO) and Michelle Barry (NSW Volunteer Extraordinaire) have been selected in VIC and NSW to progress to the community voting stage of the Westfield Local Hero grant. These two ladies do a tremendous amount of work for

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Little Readers Read-a-thon 2nd – 13th September

Why reading matters… Even the tiniest babies need frequent exposure to spoken language to ensure optimal early brain development. During a baby’s time in the Neonatal Unit critical brain development is occurring, including the development of the pathways in the brain that control language skills. By reading to their babies,

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