Category Archives: Premature babies

Popular beauty vlogger tells of her ‘miracle baby’ born at just 24 weeks

Jordan Cheyenne and Christian

By Danny David Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the

12 ounce preemie goes home for the first time from Maryland NICU

Ariana Sophia Cruz-Gutierrez's birth was induced in March, and she weighed 350 grams or 12 ounces, equivalent to three sticks of butter. She went home last Thursday. She is the smallest surviving premature infant born at Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Weighed the equivalent of three sticks of butter at birth By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part

Mom expects “my little miracles” to come home soon

Miracle twins Jackson and Harley Lambert were born at just 24 weeks and six days – just after the legal abortion limit in England--and given only a 2% chance of survival. Photo Credit: Mercury Press

Twins born at 24 weeks, six days By Dave Andrusko A British publication, The Sun, dubbed the survival of the extremely premature twins the “Death-Defying Duo.” Too dramatic a description for Jackson and Harley Lambert, now seven

Preemie twins’ survival was “touch-and-go,” but healthy and happy two years later

Mother Caroline said if the girls, pictured in hospital, had been born any earlier they would likely not have been given emergency treatment.

Had they been a few days younger, hospital staff would not have cared for them By Dave Andrusko Caroline Wirt told the British publication The Daily Mail she hoped the story of daughters Sapphire and Ruby Wirt

Born weighing barely a pound, Canadian preemie now thriving

Kayden Slottke

By Dave Andrusko Now seven months old, Kayden Slottke weighs 14 pounds. “He’s teething, he just started eating solid foods and he’s ready to take on the next challenge life throws at him,” writes Sarah Kraus for

More very premature babies are surviving and with fewer neurological impairments

Changes in ICU culture are key By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. The very encouraging story we posted today about the very premature baby in Canada who is now thriving convinced me we should re-run this fabulous story

A “miracle twice over,” baby born at 1lb, 4oz may go home next month

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Weighed the same as half a bag of sugar at birth By Dave Andrusko Imagine you are the mom and your newborn son has joined you so much ahead of time he “was translucent and we could

Very immature preemie survives, thanks to experimental drug

Twins Sophie (left) and Emily Kearey were born very premature. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Born 12 weeks premature weighing the same as a loaf of bread By Dave Andrusko An experimental drug used to assist preemies with immature lung development is being credited with saving the life of a now 2-year-old

Superhero capes made for preemies in Britain ICU units raise everyone’s spirits

By Dave Andrusko Two of my sisters are nurses and I’ve spent more time than I care to remember in hospitals commiserating with and (hopefully) raising the spirits of friends and relatives who are a tough spot.

Weighing barely 1 pound at birth, baby becomes smallest infant ever to survive heart surgery

Born at 28 weeks, the newborn boy measured at the length of an adult palm. Photo by: Cover Asia Press

Survival “nothing short of a miracle,” father says By Dave Andrusko Two weeks after being born prematurely weighing barely one pound, a baby boy has become the tiniest infant ever to survive heart surgery. His father, identified

“Little fighter” born at just 24 weeks doing fine

Rainna Crabb is pictured in March 2017 at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Boise. She was born at 24 weeks, weighing 1 pound, 1 ounce. Provided by Kindra Perez

By Dave Andrusko In March, after a routine checkup, Samantha Crabb “thought everything was on track with her pregnancy,” according to reporter Julie Wootton. However, “Just a couple of days after a checkup, she went to the

Miracle baby survives birth at 23 weeks, in tears, mom begs doctors to aggressively treat little Paige

Born weighing a tiny 1lb 5oz, the little girl was smaller than a £10 note (Photo:

By Dave Andrusko Whatever their positions on abortion, many British newspapers are utterly fascinated by stories of premature babies who are born on the cusp of when it would be legal to abort them(24 weeks). The latest