An Invercargill family’s young son is a “miracle baby” twice over — conceived after years of  IVF, before being born prematurely.

The Moses family — mum Kathryn, dad Kereru and their baby, who is yet to be named — received a pamper package in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) yesterday, as well as a cheque and knitted clothes on behalf of the hospital to celebrate World Prematurity Day. 

The Moses’ son is still in an incubator, and is now a week old. He had a rocky start to life, born unexpectedly in Invercargill at 30 weeks, and then being helicoptered to Dunedin Hospital the following morning.

Mrs Moses said she went into “very spontaneous labour” which lasted only about two hours. Mr Moses said the couple were still trying to choose between two names, but had nicknamed the baby “Turbo” because he would not stop moving around.

At the end of next week, the baby would be able to go back to the Southland Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, which took babies from 32 weeks onwards.

“He’s doing really well,” Mrs Moses said.

“We have to take one day at a time.”

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