By Ashlynn Lemos, Texas Right to Life After 116 days in the NICU, the smallest baby to ever survive premature birth at a Nebraska hospital is now home. John McClinton, who his parents nicknamed “Buddy,” was born at 24 weeks and two days. Weighing less than a pound, Buddy is the smallest premature baby ever …Continue reading "Smallest Preemie Ever Born at Nebraska Hospital Heads Home After 116 Days"
By Right to Life UK A baby girl born before 26 weeks who weighed less than a pound is making amazing progress, now weighing 12 pounds. Ellyannah Lopez was described by her mother Cecia as “nothing short of a miracle”, as her parents had tried for eight years to have a child. However, at 20 weeks gestation, …Continue reading "Premature baby goes from less than 1 pound to 12 pounds in seven months"
By Right to Life UK A baby boy born at just 24 weeks is now “thriving” after spending 102 days fighting for survival in hospital. Tommy Pratt, now three years old, was just 710 grams when he was born. A photograph taken by his father, Callum, shows Tommy’s foot measuring roughly the same length as …Continue reading "Born at 24 Weeks Premature Baby Was So Tiny His Foot Was the Size of a Fingertip. Thriving Now"
By Pattie Barrett, Texas Right to Life A premature baby girl—whose chances of survival were equal to a coin toss—beat the odds and celebrated her first Christmas at home with her family. Born at 23 weeks by emergency C-section, Evie Statler weighed only 14 oz. Her first days outside the womb had been touch and go …Continue reading "Father Captures NICU Journey in Vibrant Painting"
By Kim Schwartz, Texas Right to Life 15-year-old Aiden McKechnie was born at just 23 weeks, weighing 1lb 7 oz. McKechnie spent 137 days in the NICU, which helped make him into the healthy teen he is today. Now, Aiden is on a mission to support babies who were also born prematurely. McKechnie dedicated his …Continue reading "Eagle Scout Dedicates Project to Celebrate Preemie Babies"
By Right to Life UK Little Nathan Alves Machado was born almost four months early at 25 weeks gestation, only a week after the UK abortion limit, weighing less than 1lb. Now, after 17 months in hospital receiving extensive care, the growing boy is heading home for the first time to celebrate Christmas with his family. When …Continue reading "Baby boy born 1 week after abortion limit now ready to celebrate Christmas at home with his family"
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"
By Right to Life UK Premature baby twins born at 24 weeks have been discharged from hospital in time to enjoy Christmas at home with their parents. Kai and Raven McKinney were due to be born at the end of October, but arrived at just 24 weeks gestation in July. Both weighed less than 2 …Continue reading "“I’ve got two presents right here”: premature babies home in time for Christmas"
Greyson Butler’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. By Kim Schartz, Texas Right to Life Born 16 weeks premature and weighing a mere 1 lb., 2 oz., Greyson spent almost 500 days in the NICU, but now, he’s home! Greyson’s mother, Monae Harper, shared the emotional roller coaster the family experienced. “A lot of sleepless nights, …Continue reading "Premature Baby Born at 1 Lb. Heads Home After Spending 500 Days in NICU"
By Right to Life UK A baby born at just 26 weeks has become known as the Mayor of NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) after having spent over six months being cared for in the hospital. Born almost four months early, weighing less than 1lb and clinging to life, baby Ellyannah was so small she …Continue reading "Premature baby nicknamed ‘Mayor of NICU’ after six months in intensive care"
By Right to Life UK A Scottish MSP is determined to keep the neonatal unit of his local hospital open after the staff there kept his premature daughter alive. The University Hospital Wishaw in Lanarkshire, Scotland has been named as having the top neonatal unit in the UK. Despite this, the unit has been marked for downgrading …Continue reading "Baby born at 27 weeks now thriving as her MSP father fights to keep neonatal unit open"
The mother was determined to fight: “I remember when they told me the survival rate, and I just thought how I can’t lose her. We really tried with this pregnancy, in my head I was so upset and I just couldn’t lose her.” Born at just 22 weeks on June 2, 2021, her mom could …Continue reading " God had bigger plans"