By Dave Andrusko With two sisters who are nurses and a niece on her way to becoming a physician’s assistant, I am keenly aware from their stories that physicians can be both quite heroic and insanely busy but also quite human. No matter how well trained and well read, they can be susceptible to the …Continue reading "All the reasons to be optimistic when babies are born prematurely"
By Dave Andrusko During this pandemic and its associated quarantine, we can use all the good news we can get. Enter “Baby Leah”—known as the “miracle preemie” who is “pulling off a second surprise on her doctors,” according to WNYW. Her birth was a double-barrel miracle. She was 11 weeks early and “her mom was …Continue reading "“Baby Leah”—the ‘Miracle preemie’—leaves NY hospital after her mom gave birth to her while fighting COVID-19 in a coma"
By Nancy Flanders Jenny and Chris Marr were shocked to learn last year that they were expecting identical quadruplets – a one in 11 to 15 million chance. There are only 72 such births known to have ever been reported in the world, and though today they are thrilled with their bundles of joy, when they …Continue reading "Couple welcomes ‘miracle’ premature identical quadruplets during pandemic"
‘I am so lucky and I know it’s an absolute miracle. I feel blessed.’ By Paul Smeaton NORTH CAROLINA, April 29, 2020 — The mother of the world’s second most premature babies to survive life outside the womb has told reporters she feels blessed after doctors suggested that her identical twin daughters had zero chance …Continue reading "Mom shares amazing photos of premature twins who survived at 22 weeks"
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"