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Miracle Babies Foundation

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Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them. Miracle Babies Foundation’s Head Office is based in Sydney’s South West; Programs, Events and services run in each state of Australia. Every year in Australia around 45,000 newborn babies require the help of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN). 25,000 of these babies are born premature and up to 1000 babies lose their fight for life. The birth of a premature or sick newborn can be an overwhelming and traumatic experience for families. Their lives are permanently changed, significantly influenced by their NICU experience. Miracle Babies Foundation’s vision is to provide better, healthier outcomes to families with premature and sick newborns. We strive to raise community awareness and knowledge of this prevalent national issue and the ongoing challenges. • Our NurtureProgram A free support program available to families of premature and sick newborns at any stage through a high risk pregnancy, their Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN) journey, their transition to home and onwards. This successful program is essential for all families and comprises: NurtureLine - National 24 hour family helpline NurtureTime - In hospital parent to parent support NurtureGroup - Out of hospital play and support groups • Online Resource Centre • Support for hospitals including services for families, lectures, training tools, scholarships for health professionals and funding for equipment and resources. • Community Awareness

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