INHA FAMILY PUBLICATIONS
All INHA family publications are listed below and we encourage our visitors to print a copy, download or share this page with your family, friends and colleagues.
Click on one of the links below to download the guides directly to either desktop or mobile device, or continue reading through the page and click on the previews provided – each will open up in .pdf format that you can save or print at your leisure.
INHA Family Publications download links:
- click here for our information leaflet and find out more about the INHA and what we do
- click here to download Better Together guide
- click here to download Back to Basics booklet
- click here to download our 10 Things To Know about 1 in 10 leaflet
- click here to download the Financial Supports Available to Preemie Families information leaflet
- click here for the Purple Butterfly template – an incubator symbol to indicate a loss of a sibling in multiple pregnancy
- click here to download Next Steps – The Journey Home leaflet to help you prepare for bringing your baby home
- click here to download Sensory Processing Disorder’information booklet
- click here to download From Surviving to Thriving booklet accompanying feeding workshops 2019
- click here to download Bereavement Booklet
- click here to download the Loss in a Multiple Pregnancy – A Guide for Staff booklet
Better Together – a family-centered care guide for your premature baby
This guide was created by the INHA to help parents of premature babies be able to take a more active role in the neonatal setting during their baby’s stay in hospital and was launched on the World Prematurity Day 2016.
It is hoped that the Better Together Guide can act as a blueprint for NICUs that are implementing a family-centred approach to care.
Please click here to download a soft copy.
10 Things to Know about 1 in 10
One out of every 10 babies born in the world will be born prematurely. Here in Ireland, there are approximately 4,500 babies born prematurely each year – that is one baby born prematurely every 116 minutes.
Advances in our understanding of how to care for these vulnerable babies means that more and more go on to live normal, healthy and happy lives.
Click here to download our leaflet about the ten things to know to help prepare you and your family if your baby is the 1 in 10.
INHA’s Financial Supports Information Leaflet
Having a premature baby can be an expensive time for families i.e additional transport costs, additional childcare costs, loss of earnings, additional parking expenses, increased healthcare costs and increased food/drink costs.
There are many financial supports available to families of premature babies in Ireland and this online resource outlines the supports that are available as well as the qualifying criteria.
Click here to access the soft copy of INHA’s Financial Supports Information Leaflet.
INHA Purple Butterfly Symbol – Downloadable Template
A Purple Butterfly on an incubator indicates that the baby is a survivor or a multiple pregnancy where one or more babies have passed away. The symbol silently acknowledges the loss and safeguards the family from innocent but potentially heartbreaking questions.
Click here to download the Purple Butterfly Template
Next Steps …. The Journey Home
This booklet has been developed by the INHA to help you prepare to take your baby home from hospital.
Once home, you and your family will be the primary carers for your baby. Bringing your child home is an emotional and sometimes stressful time for families, however it is important to remember that your baby is only coming home because the hospital staff believe that they are well enough to leave the hospital and that you are able to care for them.
The booklet does not include information specific to your baby’s management – it is intended to complement the advice you receive from the staff caring for your baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Special Care Baby Unit.
We have tried to include as much general information as possible about what to expect and to look out for when you take your baby home but if you have any specific concerns about your child you should contact your General Practitioner, Public Health Nurse or Paediatrician.
Click here to download our Next Steps information booklet
Back to Basics
This booklet has been developed by the INHA to provide parents and caregivers with additional information specific to caring for and bonding with your premature baby.
Click here to download our Back to Basics information booklet
Sensory Processing Disorder Information Booklet
In 2018 the INHA hosted parent/healthcare professional workshops on Sensory Processing Disorder in Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway. Did you know that we have a comprehensive Sensory Processing Disorder section on our website? Click here to access further information.
INHA are also privileged to have the services of Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Fiona O’Farrell at our disposal on both the INHA board in addition to our Irish Neonatal Health Alliance Parents Forum on Facebook. You may recognise Fiona from TV3 and eumom.ie where she has regular parenting slots. Fiona has hosted the SPD Workshops on behalf of the INHA and the below booklet was developed to accompany the workshops as well as to provide families and medical professionals with additional information on this important subject.
Click here to download Sensory Processing Disorder Information Booklet