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According to SBS, In 2012 some 7.7 percent of all births in Australia were premature, including more than 2,500 ‘extremely’ premature births. Each year over 2000 women give birth to “premmies” in Australia alone.
This and more is why Mater foundation is bringing you this year’s World Premature Day!!!.
Read the story of Aisling; born 14weeks earlier and at 610grams. This year, Mater foundation enjoys all to participate in remembering, celebrating
and supporting the lives of over 2000 premature babies that are given a specialist life-saving care in Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit each year.
Story extracted from Mater foundation’s website
Mater Mum Alinta knows all too well how important Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit has been in giving her new baby George the best possible start to life.
At just 20 weeks of pregnancy, Alinta and her husband James were forced to face the devastating news that their baby was growing with a heart defect. From that day, the young parents from the Gold Coast steeled themselves with positive thoughts and tried to prepare for the challenges that lay ahead. “We knew from that very moment that once born, our baby would require extra special care. But we felt comfort in the fact that we would deliver at Mater Mothers’ Hospital and that he would be a Mater little miracle,” Alinta recalls.
But these young parents could never have expected how soon their baby [Continue reading]