By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Editor’s note. Judging by the responses that invariably flow in, NRL News Today readers love reading about tiny, tiny preemies who survive as much as I do running the accounts. This first appeared a year ago. A tiny baby, smaller than her father’s hand when she …Continue reading "Tiny baby smaller than father’s hand, given 10% chance of survival, leaves hospital and is doing well"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Baby Lucas was born 16 weeks premature and weighed 1lb 6oz – roughly the same weight as a loaf of bread. Lucas’s parents, Allan and Laura, from Skipton found out about him 22 weeks into the pregnancy. When Lucas was born prematurely at 24 weeks, on …Continue reading "Tiny baby Lucas was born 4 months premature and weighed just over 1lb"
By Right to Life UK A California woman who was transferred to intensive care with COVID-19 pneumonia and respiratory failure 31 weeks into her pregnancy has now recovered along with her baby. 39-year-old Katrina was in intensive care where she was placed in an induced medical coma due to COVID-19 pneumonia and respiratory failure 31 …Continue reading "Woman who delivered baby prematurely while in a coma due to COVID-19 has recovered along with her son"
By Right to Life UK Immediate skin-to-skin contact increases a premature baby’s chances of survival according to a new study. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, co-ordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), found that this method, known as ‘kangaroo mother care’ (KMC), has the potential to save the lives of 150,000 more premature babies every year …Continue reading "Immediate skin-to-skin contact increases a premature baby’s chances of survival according to a new study."
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This post from a year today is representative of a kind of story we often make a part of NRL News Today. Hope you enjoy reading, or re-reading. There are lots of ways to cover “miracle” stories about tiny-tiny babies who beat tremendous odds. Often, it’s a few quotes from …Continue reading "Her “little fighter” born at only 1Ib, one ounce continues to “defy all odds”"
By Catherine Livingston, Ph.D. After 82 days in a Texas NICU, baby Slade, a preemie born 11 weeks early, is home with his family. On April 28, 2021, Slade’s mother Mariaha Jones had an emergency C-section. Texas news station KXII reported that Jones suffered from preeclampsia. She and Baby Slade’s father, Cody, knew they had a difficult road …Continue reading "Texas preemie born at 27 weeks is home with family after ‘rough road’ in NICU"
By Right to Life UK ‘Good Morning Britain’ meteorologist Laura Tobin has opened up about her experience of giving birth to her daughter 12 weeks prematurely and how, because of her weakened immune system, the first two years of her daughter’s life were lived in a COVID-style ‘lockdown’. In July 2017, Laura was at work …Continue reading "“Good Morning Britain’s” Laura Tobin opens up about giving birth 12 weeks early"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Brave mum, Sarah Clemence from West Cornwall delivered her daughter, Amara, at just 25 weeks gestation. Baby Amara was born with three different bleeds on her brain and developed septicemia [blood poisoning]. Doctors predicted that the tiny baby had a slim 20% chance of survival, and …Continue reading "Mum of premature miracle baby urges parents not to give up hope"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This repost of a very encouraging story that appeared exactly one year ago in NRL News Today is a blessing on many levels. I hope you enjoy it. With two sisters who are nurses and a niece on her way to becoming a physician’s assistant, I am keenly aware from …Continue reading "All the many reasons to be optimistic when babies are born prematurely"
By Nancy Flanders The world’s most premature baby, according to Guinness World Records, has just celebrated his first birthday after being born five months early. CNN featured Richard Scott William Hutchinson’s story, but neglected to mention the fact that he was born at 21 weeks and two days and survived, even as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the question of viability as it relates …Continue reading "World’s most premature baby, born at 21 weeks, celebrates first birthday"
By Bridget Sielicki Two-year-old Emma Lewis is a very special little girl. A micro-preemie born at just 24 weeks and weighing one pound six ounces, Emma defied all the odds and is now a thriving, adventurous toddler. Her parents, Gabby and Deric, told WITN that while Emma is doing well now, she initially had to navigate a 220-day …Continue reading "Born at just 24 weeks, this micro-preemie is now a thriving toddler"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Francesca Bradley-Curran, a “miracle” baby born at just 24 weeks gestation, with feet the size of a penny, has stunned doctors who said she would never walk or talk. She is now 5 years old and in primary school. Doctors warned her parents, Victoria Bradley and …Continue reading "“Miracle” baby with feet the size of a penny defies the odds and is now a happy primary school pupil"