Going Home


Congratulations on your miracle baby/ies graduation from NICU/SCN! Each hospital experience is unique and complex, fraught with so many different emotions and experiences. Going home can be scary and very exciting all at the same time and also the beginning of a new chapter at home together. We hope you have been able to access Miracle Babies Foundation services and resources through your hospital journey. We are here to support, educate and empower you on your journey in the hospital and at home. We wish you all the best and encourage you to continue accessing our services after discharge.

If your hospital has Miracle Babies Foundation resources available, you should have received your Grad Bag. Thanks to BabyLove for their ongoing support of this resource to help us continue to celebrate the wonderful milestone of graduating from the hospital. Whether it’s been weeks or months in hospital, going home can be overwhelming but remember, this is a special milestone with many more to come. Your baby’s discharge means they are doing well and ready to be at home with their family.There will be ongoing appointments to attend in the months and years ahead and it is vital to attend these appointments so your baby can receive any support as needed. These appointments are also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about your baby’s development.

Your family GP and community healthcare nurse will be another place to obtain support and monitor your baby’s progress as well as any specialist or paediatric appointments.

Discharge from the hospital can bring a range of emotions for you as parents.  It could be celebration and fear all rolled in together. Remember you have support along the way and all that you have learnt in hospital to care for your baby. 

You can access Miracle Babies support through NurtureConnect, by calling our 24 hour family support helpline; NurtureLine 1300 622 243 or joining our Facebook community.

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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].