By Michael Cook A Czech woman has given birth 117 days after brain death. Doctors at Brno University Hospital kept the woman alive for 17 weeks so that they could save her child. A healthy girl was delivered on August 15 by Caesarean section. The 27-year old unnamed woman was in her 16th week of …Continue reading "Czech woman gives birth 117 days after declared brain dead"
By Melissa Ohden [This was originally posted at “Her View from Home” on January 7, 2019.] Turkey and mashed potatoes sit blandly on the dark brown tray of the hospital bed in front of me. I pick at them blithely, despite being ravenous, as I stare blankly at the white walls that feel like they’re …Continue reading "When a Rainbow Baby Arrives In a Storm"
By Texas Right to Life Earlier this month, the airline JetBlue hosted the youngest customer in the company’s history. While a flight from Puerto Rico to Florida was still in the air, a mother gave birth to a healthy baby boy and the flight crew captured images of the unexpected arrival. JetBlue released a statement …Continue reading "Mom gives birth midflight; airline names the plane after her baby"
By Dave Andrusko It’s no secret to moms who’ve carried twins, let alone triplets, that there can be significant complications along the way. And when Katie Johnson went in for her 12 week scan, the doctors gave her frightening news, as she told Lucy Laing of the Daily Mail. The triplets were not growing as …Continue reading "“My three Christmas miracles”: Triplets safely home after parents reject suggestion they abort one or more"
Dana Scatton says, “This battle has already been won” By Dave Andrusko People magazine categorized Dana Scatton’s story under “human interest,” which surely qualifies as the understatement of 2018. This incredibly brave 18-year-old gave birth January 4th to Aries Marie, less than a month after receiving a diagnosis that she had an inoperative brain tumor. …Continue reading "Fighting inoperative brain cancer, teen delivers “miracle baby”"
By Nancy Flanders Dana Scatton celebrated her 18th birthday on January 11. But on this birthday she was in the hospital and in the fight of her life. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor while seven months pregnant, she was given just months to live. At 33 weeks gestation, just a couple of weeks after …Continue reading "Teen diagnosed with brain tumor in third trimester gives birth to healthy daughter"
Carrie DeKlyen would not abort her baby to remain in clinical trial By Dave Andrusko There is courage and there is courage. And there is faith and there is faith. Carrie and Nick DeKlyen of Wyoming, Michigan have a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over of both. While in a coma and …Continue reading "Mother in coma with aggressive cancer gives birth to baby"
Smarter Every Day is one of my favorite channels on YouTube. I’m not a big science/physics buff, but Destin [Sandlin] manages to make it all really fun and interesting. A few years ago I shared with you one of my favorite SED videos “Why You Didn’t Die at Childbirth,“ explaining how human beings go from …Continue reading "How Childbirth Changes Hearts"
By Nancy Flanders The photo of a newborn baby boy still in the amniotic sac after being born in the car has gone viral. The amazing first photograph of baby E.J. was shared on Instagram by his mother, and has thousands of likes, proving that we are all fascinated with life inside the womb – a …Continue reading "Amazing photo of baby born in the amniotic sac goes viral"
Editor’s note. This is based on a post that appeared on the blog of SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and is reposted with permission. Becky Anderson refused doctors’ advice and saved her unborn twins, despite being told her cervical cancer could kill her. Becky, from Portsmouth, who was already mum to Morgan, 18, …Continue reading "Brave mum with cancer refuses abortion and gives birth to healthy twins"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Recently, a friend of mine, ever-sunny Robin, was all set to serve as a volunteer on a women’s retreat weekend. Then she learned that her beloved grandchild in utero, Quinn, had to be delivered by C-section the next morning. She left the retreat, bound for her daughter-in-law’s …Continue reading "The life of a baby, no less sacred before birth than after birth"
First impressions from the first weeks of parenthood–a crash course in selflessness By Tamara El-Rahi Just under four weeks ago, my husband and I were overjoyed to welcome our first child – little Emma Maria, named after our mothers. In the lead-up, my main fears revolved around the experience of labour. I hoped for a …Continue reading "New baby, new wonders"