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Wombats find a home in neonatal intensive care unit.

Wombat is the acronym for “Wiff of Mothers Breast Milk at any time”. They are a soft, small piece of 100% bamboo natural jersey fabric. A mother is given two, one is for her to place in her bra and one for the baby. Each time the mother visits her baby/babies in the...

NICF Funded Lactation Consultant Trial a Huge Success  

Recently at the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2018, research nurse Marg Broom from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Special Care Nursery (NICU/SCN) at Canberra’s Centenary Hospital for Women and Children presented a project that...

Angelina’s Story

Angelina’s Story With thanks to journalist Kimberley Le Lievre At 25 weeks pregnant, Yvonne Doreski woke up feeling great. After severe morning sickness during her first trimester, she was happy to have that behind her. But just a few hours later, that feeling had...

Max’s Story

Max’s Story (extract from a letter sent by a parent to the Rotary Club of Hall) “On 18 July 2011 our world was turned upside down when our son Max was born two weeks early at Calvary Hospital. Max came out small, however screaming at the top of his lungs. It was not...

Sophia’s Story

If I had to name one defining incident that changed my life (and indirectly led to HerCanberra.com.au being created) it would be the premature birth of our youngest daughter. Four years ago, almost to the day, I was in Canberra Hospital. I was 27 weeks pregnant with...

Elle’s Story

Elle’s story is definitely an amazing one… She suffered meconium inhalation during birth and had resulting complications, including lung failure. She was aspirated, intubated and in the NICU for around 10 days. Elle was acutely ill and really had very slim odds of...

Ayden’s Story

Young mum and dad, first child. What an experience. My pregnancy was going along normally, minimal morning sickness and each check-up had been great. Had a small bleed while at work, contacted the nurse about this and was informed if I was worried to pop to the...

Bake for Babies 2018

We have turned on the ovens on 1 June 2018 so take the bake challenge – we need to raise $90,000.00 to buy four CO2/oxygen monitors that will help prevent blindness and brain damage in sick newborn babies. Of course you can Bake for Babies any time of the year...