THURSDAY 02 JUNE 2022
Parents of a baby being born premature or sick are at increased risk of post-natal depression, anxiety and PTSD. This life-changing and traumatic experience touches the lives of the entire family unit.
In 2021 The Impact Institute conducted an independent study into the benefits of peer support programs, just like the Miracle Babies Foundation NurtureProgram. The results solidified the need for programs like this within hospitals and within the community for vulnerable groups.
It costs $143 to provide support to just one family through their hospital journey, and $715 to continue this support during the first year after leaving the hospital with our NurtureProgram.
Our support services and resources are provided FREE to families nationally, offering emotional support and connection, from a threatened pregnancy, throughout their hospital stay and for years beyond.
With more than 48,000 babies born requiring specialised care each year, we need your help. Please join us in our Mission to achieve 'better, healthier outcomes for more families challenged by prematurity or sickness'.
“Miracle Babies Foundation are honoured to share that with your support and donations we have been able to expand our NurtureProgram services, resources and parent voice in advocating for ‘better, healthier outcomes for newborns and their families challenged by prematurity or sickness’. We share these 2021 highlights and continue to strive to reach and support more families across Australia” - Kylie Pussell, CEO and Co-Founder
Miracle Mum Lisa shares Conor's story
"Our beautiful son was born at 24 weeks and 4 days. He was born breach and weighed 720 grams. Straight from delivery he was rushed away to have breathing inserted.
Without even getting a look at him after a few minutes my husband came over to tell me he was alive and breathing with our obstetrician advising it was a good sign to see our son actually trying to take breaths on his own.
A few hours later we were taken up to the NICU to see our beautiful baby for the first time. To say it was love at first site is not what I felt. I was scared, there in front of me lay a baby with paper thin skin that you see through, tubes & wires that covered him from head to toe glasses over his eyes protecting him from the humidity lights and a beanie on his tiny head. All I could do was prey for a miracle.
It was completely out of my control and into the hands of complete strangers to look after our boy..."