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.
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 families. It affects the entire family unit.
The mission of the Miracle Babies Foundation is to:
- support, education and resources for families of premature and sick newborns from conception to birth and the years beyond
- working in partnership with healthcare providers and professional organisations in education, training, funding, research and resources
- advocate to positively influence the long term outcome for families
- create meaningful communities that empower families and children to reach their full potential
- drive innovation and quality to facilitate improved care and healthier outcomes.