Caring for High Risk Pregnancies


Are you caring for a mother whose pregnancy is a high-risk pregnancy or are you caring for a premature or sick baby?  Here’s how you can help….

The proportion of childbearing women defined as being at high risk is constantly increasing. Today, conditions that previously did not allow women to go through pregnancy and childbirth with a healthy outcome are manageable, owing to medical developments including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures directed to both the woman and her baby.

Pregnant women labelled as high risk are exposed and vulnerable. Emotionally, they are more anxious, worried, and ambivalent about their pregnancies. The need for support from others, especially from health-care professionals and support networks is increased.

Genuine care is embodied knowledge, the kind of knowledge the healthcare team uses as the most important tool in caring for at-risk women.

Miracle Babies Foundation Nurture E - The EEE Impact has been created in collaboration with parents and health professionals to provide families with knowledge about their high-risk pregnancy with Evidence, Education and Empowerment.

We are here to help!  Our NurtureProgram provides vital peer emotional support.

Evolution of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Parents of Very Preterm Infants During the Newborn Period | Anxiety Disorders | JAMA Pediatrics | JAMA Network

Our NurtureProgram team members have lived experience of where the families are and understand how frightening it can be to not have a pregnancy go as planned.

Please speak with your families and if they would like further support, please complete a Referral form here or they can contact us directly on our 24 hour support helpline -  NurtureLine on 1300 622 243.


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Disclaimer: This publication by Miracle Babies Foundation is intended solely for general education and assistance and it is it is not medical advice or a healthcare recommendation. It should not be used for the purpose of medical diagnosis or treatment for any individual condition. This publication has been developed by our Parent Advisory Team (all who are parents of premature and sick babies) and has been reviewed and approved by a Clinical Advisory Team. This publication is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Miracle Babies Foundation recommends that professional medical advice and services be sought out from a qualified healthcare provider familiar with your personal circumstances.To the extent permitted by law, Miracle Babies Foundation excludes and disclaims any liability of any kind (directly or indirectly arising) to any reader of this publication who acts or does not act in reliance wholly or partly on the content of this general publication. If you would like to provide any feedback on the information please email [email protected].