NurtureTime

In Hospital Parent to Parent Support

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

Our qualified NurtureTime Volunteers visit the hospital to offer support, guidance and hope. Parents, family and friends can ask questions, share their thoughts and feelings’ knowing the volunteer has a shared experience.

Volunteers work closely with Social Work and Nursing Departments and are available for one-on-one or group support on-site in the NICU, Antenatal and Maternity wards.

“I realised I was allowed to have a bad day now and then. I felt silly sometimes about the things I felt guilty about but when I listened to other people you who have been through it I realised I am actually pretty normal. It can be almost funny sometimes.” Jessica Valencia, mum to twins girls born at 32 weeks on the support received by Miracle Babies volunteers.

Assisted Training and Support

Volunteers report directly to the Miracle Babies Foundation NurtureTime Manager who is responsible for rostering and that Volunteers adhere to all Miracle Babies Foundation Policies and requirements.

NurtureTime Volunteers are able to seek advice and support from Miracle Babies Foundation NurtureTime Manager and Social Worker. We work closely with the Hospital Departments Social Worker who assists with selection, training and debriefing of Volunteers.

Follow On Services

We promote a continuity of support for parents and families and encourage parents to attend NurtureGroup upon discharge from hospital.

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