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The Neuroimaging Group, in collaboration with Bliss, the charity for babies born premature or sick, has launched a new suite of information resources for parents of neonates, designed to make them feel more confident about being involved in the care of their babies.

The Resources

These new resources, a combination of beautifully curated and informative videos, FAQs and online information content, have been developed in light of the collaboration with parents and healthcare professionals. They are free to access online and set out in detail the many ways that parents can touch and comfort babies of all gestations during painful procedures on the neonatal unit, including skin-to-skin care. You can find these resources linked below.

View the resources here: Being involved in your baby’s care and procedures | Bliss

About Bliss

Bliss is the UK’s leading neonatal charity for the 90,000 babies born needing neonatal care each year. Founded in 1979 by a group of concerned parents who discovered that no hospital had all the equipment nor the trained staff it needed to safely care for premature and sick babies, Bliss exists to ensure that every baby born premature or sick has the best chance of survival and quality of life. We champion these babies’ right to receive the best care through supporting families, campaigning for change, supporting professionals, and enabling life-changing research. Find out more about Bliss’ work at

Additional funding from the Wellcome Trust enabled Bliss to develop these valuable resources for families, including new information, video content filmed at John Radcliffe Hospital’s neonatal unit giving precious insight into neonatal care, as well as translated flyers for neonatal units and a webinar for healthcare professionals on how to support parents to be involved in their babies’ procedures. These resources were created in collaboration with parents and healthcare professionals, and included a listening event with the Raham Project, a CIC supporting ethnic minority families, where four mothers shared their neonatal stories.