Prematurity and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Born 14 weeks prematurely, this is our experience from the NICU to beyond - the highs, the lows and everything in-between.

  • Practical Ways to Help a Family in NICU
    Does someone you love have a baby in the NICU? Providing the baby's family with care and support is vital during this stressful time - these are the best things that you can do to help.
    Posted: Friday 29 January 2021
  • My Molar Pregnancy
    After experiencing prematurity and the NICU, we thought we were prepared for anything. For Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, I wanted to share our story of trying for a second baby.
    Posted: Tuesday 13 October 2020
  • The Ultimate NICU Mum and Baby Bag Checklist
    A comprehensive list for mums preparing for hospital bed rest or a NICU stay. Sometimes you're admitted in labour with no warning and time to pack - this list is perfect to give to your partner or family if they're packing your bag for you.
    Posted: Monday 11 November 2019
  • Before the NICU - Things I Wish I'd Known
    I went into labour at just 25 weeks pregnant and I had no idea of what we were about to go through. Although no-one's experiences are exactly the same, these are the important parts of the journey for every NICU mum-to-be.
    Posted: Saturday 1 June 2019
  • Giving Back to the NICU
    Are you looking for ways to help the premature and unwell babies in NICU and their families? If you can knit, crochet or sew your donations will be truly appreciated, and there's some fantastic NZ charities that you can assist in other ways.
    Posted: Monday 27 May 2019
  • What is RSV?
    For the first two years premature babies are at high risk of re-admission to hospital with respiratory infections. Keeping your baby safe from viruses over winter is really important and could even save their life!
    Posted: Tuesday 30 April 2019
  • Christmas in the NICU
    Any time in the NICU is hard, but even more so during the holidays when most people have plans to go away or spend time with their families. Here's 10 Tips for finding some balance over the Christmas break.
    Posted: Saturday 1 December 2018