Im­pres­sive in­cu­ba­tors al­low Mum to bond with Ivy

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for the cause – dou­bling its an­nual tar­get.

Branches raised the sum by hold­ing fash­ion shows, quiz nights, com­edy de­bates, movie nights and Trade Me auc­tions, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Peter Thomp­son says.

‘‘We are ex­tremely pas­sion­ate and com­mit­ted, and now very ex­cited to be able to pro­vide th­ese warm, clean and safe new homes for pre­ma­ture ba­bies,’’ Mr Thomp­son says.

The new in­cu­ba­tors are er­gono- mic, pro­vid­ing good ac­cess for med­i­cal staff and for new par­ents to feed, bathe and change the nap­pies of their ba­bies.

They al­lowed baby Ivy and her mother to bond dur­ing the emo­tional ex­pe­ri­ence.

Mrs Yar­rell trav­elled to the hos- pital ev­ery day to spend hours with Ivy – of­ten car­ing for her through two arm holes in the sides of the in­cu­ba­tor.

‘‘You can do ev­ery­thing through them they are amaz­ing, in essence they are the womb that baby should oth­er­wise be in.’’ Ivy is now strong and healthy. Mrs Yar­rell says her re­cov­ery is thanks to the care of the staff at NICU and the high-tech in­cu­ba­tors she lived in.

‘‘They are ab­so­lutely sav­ing,’’ Mrs Yar­rell says.

‘‘I know that for sure.‘‘


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