South Korea’s smallest preemie given 1% chance of survival is home with family

By Right to Life UK South Korea’s smallest baby, Cho Gun-woo, was discharged from hospital last year after five months in intensive care. Gun-woo was born prematurely on 4 April 2021 about 15 weeks prior to his due date. At the time of birth, he was unable to breathe independently, as his lungs were not …

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Funeral director shocked to find preemie declared ‘stillborn’ was still alive

By Nancy Flanders   A premature baby born at home and later declared stillborn was shockingly discovered to be alive hours later by the funeral director. According to the Mirror, an 18-year-old woman in Brazil went to the hospital on December 27 in severe pain. She was unaware that she was about five months pregnant, and …

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Two families rejoice as their micro-preemies come home for the holidays

By Bridget Sielicki  Two families are enjoying the holidays with their newest babies home from the hospital after both were born extremely early and spent over 100 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Both baby Reece from Nebraska and baby Paris from Texas were micro-preemies, born months before their due dates. Their survival is a …

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Born premature at 24 weeks, young woman reunites with doctor who saved her

By Nancy Flanders  Twenty-four years ago, Noelia Ruiz was born at just 24 weeks gestation in Spain, weighing only 800 grams. After spending three months in neonatal intensive care, she was well enough to go home with her family. She recently celebrated an emotional reunion with the doctor who saved her life as a newborn. According …

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Mum mistook 1lb 8oz son for placenta after he was born 16 weeks prematurely

By Right to Life UK Mum Gemma Richards, 27, has told journalists how her baby was so small at birth that she mistook him for the placenta. Gemma’s son Casper was born at 24 weeks, weighing 1lb 8oz and was given just a 30% chance of survival. Gemma Richards had been getting ready for work …

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Preemie Babies Show the Importance of Defending Life

It’s not hard to see how schizophrenic our society has become. On one hand, health care professionals are working round the clock to save infants who are born prematurely. At the same time, the Democrat party is defending legislation that would allow babies of the same gestation to be aborted. Read the full story.

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Born at 21 weeks and one day, weighing less than a pound, baby is world’s most premature baby ever to survive

By Dave Andrusko Curtis Means, born about the size of a soccer ball, is now officially the world’s most premature baby ever to survive. “Guinness World Records and UAB Hospital announced Wednesday that Curtis Means, who weighed only 14.8 ounces (420 grams) at birth, set the new record,” the Associated Press reported. ”Born 132 days premature …

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Preemie Babies Show the Importance of Defending Life

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 …

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Pro-Choicers: We shouldn’t save premature babies because they might be disabled

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 …

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Premature baby born while mum was fighting for her life grew up to defy all odds

By Right to Life UK A premature baby who was born not breathing and with a brain starved of oxygen is now 16 and has just passed her GCSEs. Ashleigh Mulvaney was born in Liverpool Women’s Hospital in March 2005 under extremely difficult circumstances. After her delivery, her mother, Alison, was rushed to theatre for …

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NICU Awareness Month: A Grandmother’s Story of Resilience and Hope

By Susan Hundley Sullivan Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of Wisconsin Right to Life. For expecting parents, the words spoken often are “We just want a healthy baby.” As they plan for their baby, the usual preparations are regular visits with an obstetrician, choosing a pediatrician, setting up the nursery, shopping for cute little …

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