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Miracle Babies Foundation

“Better, healthier outcomes for newborns and their families challenged by prematurity and sickness.”

Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.

Every year in Australia around 48,000 newborn babies require the help of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN). 27,000 of these babies are born premature and up to 1,000 babies lose their fight for life.

For families, the experience of having a baby come into the world not as expected or planned is life changing. Without support, this overwhelming and traumatic experience can have lifelong effects on the emotional wellbeing of these miracle families. It affects the entire family unit.
Since 2005, Miracle Babies Foundation has been passionate in developing and providing vital programs and resources to support and enhance a family’s experience from a threatened pregnancy, hospital journey with a premature or sick newborn, the transition to home and beyond.

Australia is home to 23 state of the art intensive care units designed to meet the unique and critical needs of our earliest and sickest babies. Working with health professionals on the joint agenda of better outcomes for families, Miracle Babies provides informative education and insight on a family’s experience and funding for equipment, resources and research.

   

Our Ambassadors

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"I am doing the Miracle Moon Walk because I remember how helpless I felt when my newborn son was in the ICU and I want to help Miracle Babies Foundation to support others through their experience."

Deb Knight

"I became involved with Miracle Babies after having my first baby at 34 weeks. She spent over three weeks in a special care nursery. It was a roller-coaster journey which you can never prepare for.  I jumped at the chance to become an Ambassador for Miracle Babies, having been through the experience first-hand. I’m excited to be part of the Miracle Moon Walk and will be there to show my support. Please join me in supporting the great work that Miracle Babies does for families just like mine."

Amber Sherlock
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With a son born premature himself, Phil Waugh has joined the Miracle Moon Walk this year as Official Ambassador. Knowing the challenges that families go through having a baby born early and requiring specialised care, he is proud to be helping to raise awareness and support families going through a similar experience.

Phil Waugh

Miracle Family Testimonials

“This week our baby girl officially got discharged from her Paediatrician with no ongoing health problems - after having been born at 26 weeks and only 1031grams! So, to the Mums out there with babies in NICUs around the country at the moment - Miracles do happen! Miracle Babies Foundation, thank you for giving us hope when we thought all hope was lost - it is the most important thing you could have ever done for us!” - Morgan Anslow, Miracle Mum

“I am a mother of a little miracle ex 28 weeker. I am very thankful to Miracle Babies volunteers that I met in Westmead hospital last year. Especially Frances, a wonderful person. My daughter was born due to pre-eclampsia and IUGR weighing 472 grams. At that time, we had no idea what it meant to have a baby so small and weighing under 500 grams. Frances remained a constant source of information and gave me a Nurture book and heaps of support. Miracle Babies is doing fabulous work by providing NurtureTime for parents in NICU and beyond. It gives me understanding, confidence and hope. Miracles do happen and mine is one of them.” - Monendra Gooncha, Miracle Mum

Volunteer Testimonial

“After the truly life changing and most challenging weeks of my life in the NICU I really felt that I wanted to support other parents going through the same experience. As I’ve said to many parents already – unless you’ve experienced time in the NICU you can never completely appreciate what happens there.”
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Lani Fisher, Miracle Mum and NurtureProgram Volunteer

Health Professional Testimonial

“Miracle Babies provides wonderful support to our families and has become very much part of our routine care in the NICU. We hope to maintain a long and healthy relationship with them and I know the babies, families and staff all benefit from our working in partnership together." - Dr Paul Craven, Director of Newborn Services John Hunter Children's Hospital

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