Published on 17 November 2020
Every year in Australia, roughly 27,000 babies are born premature, which is almost 10% of babies born in Australia. Amazingly, 90% of premature babies survive and most develop normally, although with a rough start to life. Babies who are extremely premature may have more developmental concerns, however it is uncommon.
What becomes difficult, is that premature babies have a rough and stressful start to life and so do parents in this journey. In response to the difficult and most often unexpected journey of ones baby being born premature, the Miracle Babies Foundation has developed a range of supports to help families along the way. There are both online and local supports available. The organisation supports today, World Prematurity Day, by caring for the future of these families. Having support to nurture and empower families is key to a good start towards the future.
If you or someone you know is in need of support, visit the Camden Kids what's on page to find where you can join an online group or even attend a group locally to meet with other parents and families in the same boat.