Advised to abort on several occasions, mother Robyn chose life in spite of ominous genetic tests results By Dave Andrusko It was understandable that doctors told Robyn Bryant to “prepare for the worse.” She’d already been told that Hallie, her unborn child, was on the small side and then, at the 20-week scan, “it was …Continue reading "Born three months early weighing just 1lb, Hallie Dury now a healthy one-year-old"
By Nancy Flanders Michelle Coyle and her husband Brandon always knew they wanted a family. What they could never have foreseen was the heartache they would face on that journey. Their first pregnancy ended in miscarriage. The second, just three months later, was the same. When they discovered they were pregnant for a third time, …Continue reading "AMAZING: Premature baby given hours to live makes miraculous recovery"
‘If you care for them, they will live’ By David A. Prentice Babies born extremely preterm, barely halfway through gestation, are living and thriving thanks not only to improvements in modern medical science but also to changing attitudes in the medical community. The British Association of Perinatal Medicine has taken note of these improvements regarding …Continue reading "How extremely preterm babies can survive and thrive"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A woman who was a miracle premature baby has become a doctor 32 years later and is determined to help other vulnerable children like herself. SPUC says Sabina’s story is a “wonderful example of caring for tiny babies at the earliest stages of their lives.” In …Continue reading "Miracle premature baby is now a neonatal doctor to help babies just like her"
By Anne Marie Williams Born 15 weeks early in May of this year, baby Kallie Bender of Phoenix, Arizona, was discharged home with her family on Monday after 150 days in the hospital. During her pregnancy, Kallie’s mother, Ebonie, had been seeing a high-risk doctor for high blood pressure, also called pregnancy-induced hypertension. High blood …Continue reading "Micro-preemie born at 25 weeks goes home after 150 days in hospital"
By Dave Andrusko Who “weighed less than a pound at birth, and measured shorter than an average-sized Barbie doll”? If you answered Kallie Bender, you’d be 100% correct. If you knew she was born 15 weeks premature, you’d get extra points. Fox 5 (Phoenix) reported that after 150 days in the St. Joseph’s Nursery Intensive …Continue reading "Born at 13 ounces, micropreemie goes home Monday"
Born just three days past abortion limit in England By Dave Andrusko It is almost a given with British publications which are fascinating by the dichotomy. Whenever a preemie is born close to the legal 24 week limit for abortion, the reader is reminded that a baby who in one room doctors are desperately trying …Continue reading "Mom says her tiny preemie “has beaten the odds and overcome everything that was thrown at him. He never gave up”"
Mom says, “It was everything we hoped and prayed for.” By Dave Andrusko It wasn’t until June 30, that Jessica Hill was able to hold her son for the first time. She called that moment “unbelievable,” and it took place a little over one month after Finn James Hill was born “via emergency cesarean section, …Continue reading "“Fighting Finn” comes home, preemie weighed just one pound at birth"
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"