PIPA was formed in 1980 to provide a support network for the families dealing with the Premature birth of their baby in Queensland and Northern New South Wales Hospitals. For over 25 years this work has been carried on by a large number of volunteers whose lives have been touched and changed by a premature birth.
It is the aim of this site to support our personal work with parents and be a place where parents can find information on all things relating to their premature baby. This site has been set up by volunteers as an information source only. We are parents who have experienced first hand dealing with a prem but we have no medical qualifications and we urge you not to act on any of our advice without talking to your health provider.
Our website is currently being updated and will be completed in 2014.
In Queensland in 2003, there were over 4000 babies born prematurely.
PIPA or Preterm Infants’ Parents’ Association Inc. is a registered charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductable. All donations made are used to help support Premature babies and their families. Donations can be made online through the Australian Giving Centre at Our Community.