Miracle Babies Foundation is a national organisation that supports premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.
Every year in Australia around 44,000 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 is dedicated to positively supporting this experience through:
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
www.miraclebabies.org.au is Australia’s premiere online resource for families, including real birth stories, development and statistics, common medical conditions and procedures, going home, follow on services and more.
Support for hospitals including services for families, lectures, training tools, scholarships for health professionals and funding for equipment and resources.
Every year in Australia around 44,000 newborn babies require the help of a NICU or SCN. Miracle Babies Foundation strives to raise community awareness and knowledge of this prevalent national issue and the ongoing challenges faced by babies and their families.
Miracle Babies Foundation was established in 2005 by mothers of premature and sick newborns. All dedicated to sharing their strength and knowledge in helping families celebrate and honour their own miracle babies and give back to the hospitals that care for them.