Category Archives: Premature babies

Born at 6 months and weighing just 13 ounces, Dylan is a ‘fighter’ who just celebrated his first birthday

By Kelli Dylan Franklin was born at just six months gestation, and weighed a mere 13 ounces. At such a premature age, babies often have difficulty breathing on their own. But Dedrick and Paige Franklin of Memphis,

Life Lynn DeKlyen dies at 2 weeks, Mom gave up a chance to prolong her own life to save her daughter

This picture of Carrie DeKlyen was taken prior to her suffering a stroke in August which left her unconscious.She gave birth to her sixth child on Wednesday at University Hospital in Ann Arbor. Diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor in April, she refused to abort her sixth child in order to remain in a clinical trial. Photo provided l Sonya Nelson)

Husband says “She is rocking her daughter in heaven.” By Dave Andrusko Life Lynn DeKlyen died last Wednesday, mere weeks after her mother passed away at the same University of Michigan Hospital. The victim of a viciously

These 4 ‘micro-preemies’ weighed around a pound at birth, and now they’re thriving

By Kelli A baby is considered premature if he or she is born before 37 weeks gestation. But a baby is considered a “micro-preemie” if born before 26 weeks gestation or weighing less than one pound, 12

“Britain’s smallest baby”, who mother was advised to abort, now a healthy teenager

14 year old Aaliyah:"It was a shock when I saw the clothes I used to wear as a baby, they look like they would be small enough to fit a doll." Picture: Michael Scott/Caters News

Aaliyah Hart was given a 1% chance of survival when she was born. Now she’s a normal healthy teenager. By Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. Born prematurely in 2003, Aaliyah Hart weighed just 12oz (340g)

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

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 we will repost “the best of the best” — the

Born weighing 1 pound, ‘miracle baby’ Christian is his mother’s joy

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

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