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Miracle Babies Foundation

Since 2005, Miracle Babies Foundation has been passionate in developing and providing 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.

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 families. It affects the entire family unit.

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.


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
  • work 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

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Miracle Babies Foundation.

Last reviewed: June 2019

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Causes of Preterm Labour - Miracle Babies

There are many causes of preterm birth

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NurtureGroup - Miracle Babies

Miracle Babies Foundation NurtureGroups are free play and support groups for families who have experienced the birth of a premature or sick newborn

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Kangaroo Care - Miracle Babies

Kangaroo care or skin-to-skin care is a special way both mums and dads can spend time holding their baby and it is an experience parents remember fondly during their hospital stay

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NurtureGroup Online - Regional & Rural NSW - Miracle Babies

Miracle Babies Foundation is pleased to announce that with support from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation we are launching a new NurtureGroup service online for rural families in the Northern Rivers region and Central West Area of NSW

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Pregnancy - Miracle Babies

Congratulations, you’re pregnant!There could have been a long or short wait for you to hear these words, or it could have come as a total surprise

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Neonatal Care - Miracle Babies

As parents, you eagerly look forward to welcoming your baby into the world and bringing your new family member home

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NurtureTime - Miracle Babies

NurtureTime in-hospital support is facilitated by caring parents who themselves have experienced the birth of premature or sick newborn

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Going Home - Miracle Babies

Congratulations on your miracle baby's graduation from NICU/ SCN

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In Hospital - Miracle Babies

Having a baby born premature or sick is usually a very different path than what you had expected

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