Due to advances in modern medicine, premature babies are surviving at higher rates and earlier delivery dates. Kimyah and DJ Jackson set a record at Cleveland Clinic as the youngest surviving premature twins when they were born at 22 weeks. Read the whole story.Continue reading "Kimyah and DJ are now thriving at home with their parents"
By Victoria Bergin Due to advances in modern medicine, premature babies are surviving at higher rates and earlier delivery dates. Kimyah and DJ Jackson set a record at Cleveland Clinic as the youngest surviving premature twins when they were born at 22 weeks. When their mother Kimberly went to the hospital clearly in the early stages of labor, …Continue reading "Premature twins set record at Cleveland Clinic, surviving at just 22 weeks"
After spending 138 days in the NICU, the twins were able to go home By Dave Andrusko I think my favorite stories—and perhaps one of yours as well—are accounts of extreme preemies who fight and struggle and refuse to give up. Kimyah and DJ Jackson were born prematurely nearly a year ago. Together, they weighed …Continue reading "Born at 22 weeks and weighing the equivalent of a soda can, Ohio twins now at home and thriving"
By Right to Life UK Yorkshire boy, Henry Morris, was born 16 weeks early at 24 weeks gestation, weighing only 1lb 2oz. The little champion is now thriving at home after 100 days in hospital. Della Shield, aged 32, from Rotherham, always wanted to be a mother but faced struggles conceiving despite trying for a year. …Continue reading "Baby born 16 weeks early goes home 12 days before his original due date"
By Kim Schwartz, Texas Right to Life Twins Reagan and Mila have defied the odds from the very beginning. Doctors warned that Reagan would not make it to birth, but the girls were born 11 weeks premature by emergency C-section. Their new chapter outside the womb was marked with challenges, with Mila weighing 2lb 13oz at birth, …Continue reading "Premature Baby Born Half the Size of Her Twin Now Thriving"
Nothing spared in fight to save his life By Right to Life UK A baby boy has defied the odds and survived despite being born 15 weeks early and weighing only 560g [1.2 pounds] at birth. The medical team at the SUM hospital in Odisha, India, said that they were fighting against a less than 50% …Continue reading "Baby Born 15 Weeks early with less than 50% chance of survival pulls through"
By Right to Life UK Baby Jibreel was born 15 weeks early, weighing only 838 grams or 1.8lb. During his five months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), doctors offered to turn off his life support five times. His mum refused and the four year old is now thriving. Born three months early, fighting for …Continue reading "Doctors offer to turn off life support five times for baby born 15 weeks early"
By Right to Life UK After a 181-day stay in hospital, baby Zaylan Reed is finally going to join his parents at home. The little boy weighed just 1lb 6oz and mum, Krysten Ribson, has said that her “little fighter” is inspiring her to train as a neonatal nurse. In labor at 23 weeks and 6 days …Continue reading "‘Little fighter’ Zaylan, born 16 weeks early, heads home from hospital"
By Right to Life UK A Hungarian patient association for premature babies is promoting skin-to-skin family therapy to improve development for babies born early. The Hungarian Preterm Patient Association, Melletted a helyem Egyesület, has celebrated International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day to encourage parents and medical professionals to adopt this method of care for premature babies. What is kangaroo …Continue reading "“Kangaroo care”: the family therapy helping premature babies"
By Right to Life UK Parents and doctors expressed “heartfelt joy” as baby Zedrick, born one week before the UK abortion limit, was allowed to go home. Born four months early and weighing only 500 grams, doctors said he is the lowest weight baby ever discharged from the NMC Royal Hospital in UAE [United Arab Emirates]. Zedrick Madoginog defied …Continue reading "Born at 23 weeks, lowest weight baby ever discharged from UAE hospital goes home"
‘If there is anything worth fighting for in this world, it’s your own children.’ By Ashley Sadler A young pro-life Catholic family whose baby girl was born with a rare medical complication say that they rejected doctors’ recommendations of abortion and chose to fight for their daughter because it’s “fundamental that we as parents never …Continue reading "Baby with rare complication undergoes successful surgery after Catholic parents refused abortion"
By Sarah Terzo Pro-Choice authors Harold J. Morowitz and James S. Trefil wrote: … We must discuss one further disagreeable fact. In the language of physicians, the term survivability means just that: the ability of the infant to remain alive. It says nothing about what we usually call the quality of life… Many 750 gram infants who …Continue reading "Pro-Choicers: We shouldn’t save premature babies because they might be disabled"