By Dave Andrusko This is one of those “whatever happened to” stories. And the best kind—a happy update. Almost three years ago, a photo of five days old premature baby shared on “Birth Without Fear” and “Love What Matters” went viral. One look at the dazzling smile of Freya Vinje shows you why. This week …Continue reading "Preemie’s “Million Dollar Smile” gives hope and encouragement to parents"
By Dave Andrusko The average birth weight for male babies born at full term is 7 pounds, 6 ounces. So on it’s not surprising that when Ellonn Smartt went into labor on July 11 at just 23 weeks, doctor at Iowa Methodist Medical Center warned her that her baby might well not survive. “They said …Continue reading "Iowa miracle baby born at just 13 ounces"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation She came into the world [at the tender age of 26 weeks’ gestation–just two weeks past Pennsylvania’s late-term abortion limit. At birth, she weighed a scarce pound-and-a-half–approximately the same weight as a block and a half of butter. As a result, medical professionals whisked her into …Continue reading "Preemie Babies Show the Importance of Defending Life"
By Dave Andrusko Sunday is Father’s Day. Today we are running two very different posts. We’ve reposted Phil McCombs’ classic post where the then Washington Post reporter tells the story of “Thomas,” the baby his girlfriend aborted and his own behavior which he described as “in all respects craven, immoral.” Then there is this post …Continue reading "A dad’s farewell lullaby to his dying baby boy is even more poignant than first imagined"
Nicknamed “Saybie” by her doctors, this little girl is believed to be the smallest surviving premature baby in the world. By Andrew Wood Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at Pregnancy Help News. Born at 23 weeks and three days, Saybie is now the world’s smallest surviving premature baby. This little girl, nicknamed …Continue reading "World’s Tiniest Surviving Premature Baby Heads Home From Hospital"
By Ryan Foley As ABC’s World News Tonight aired a story sympathetic to the pro-abortion movement, NBC Nightly News actually devoted 20 seconds to an inspiring story out of San Diego. Fill-in anchor Savannah Guthrie reported on the progress of “what doctors are calling the world’s tiniest surviving baby,” so while NBC deserves credit for …Continue reading "NBC Fails to Acknowledge Irony of ‘World’s Tiniest Surviving Baby’ on Abortion Debate"
By Dave Andrusko The staff knew this preemie was going to be very small. But last December, as Paul Wozniak, a neonatologist at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns in San Diego, stood in the delivery room looking down at the infant the staff would later nickname Saybie , he told Allyson Chiu. …Continue reading "World’s smallest surviving preemie leaves San Diego hospital weighing a healthy 5 pounds"
By Dave Andrusko Last July, just 24 weeks and three days into her pregnancy, Cara Willis of Tredegar, Wales, suffered a major complication– placental abruption where her placenta had come away from the inside of the wall of her womb. Mrs. Willis’ situation was so dire doctors warned it was possible that neither she nor …Continue reading "River Willis born at 24 weeks, just four days after abortion cut-off limit"
By Texas Right to Life Tammy Lewis is a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Temple, Texas. As a respiratory therapist at McLane Children’s Medical Center Baylor Scott & White, Lewis helps babies breathe through the assistance of ventilators and breathing tubes. As CNN reports, this is the very same care that …Continue reading "AMAZING: Texas NICU nurse helps premature babies at the same hospital that saved her life"
By Dave Andrusko After five months of treatment, an amazing baby boy, thought to be the smallest male newborn ever to survive and be released healthy, is now home and “feeding normally.” Keio University Hospital in Japan said it discharged the unnamed baby last week, “two months after his initial due date,” CBS News reported …Continue reading "World’s tiniest surviving boy goes home"
By Dave Andrusko By definition, when a micropreemie survives and thrives it is a miracle. The hurdles and obstacles and potential problems are mind-boggling. But even by that arduous standard, Layla Daly’s arrival home in time for Christmas after 115 days in the hospital is jaw-dropping. It’s not just that she was born three months …Continue reading "Parents reject abortion; preemie defies incredible odds, and is home for Christmas"
“An honest-to-God miracle” By Dave Andrusko When micropreemies, such as Rowan Breyts, are born so tiny and so fragile, it requires a lot of parental fortitude and faith not to give into gloom-and-doom diagnoses. But after a 209 day stay in a neonatal unit, the little boy whom doctors gave less than a 1% chance …Continue reading "Given less than 1% chance to survive, preemie now healthy and home with mom and dad"