By Catherine Livingston, Ph.D. After 82 days in a Texas NICU, baby Slade, a preemie born 11 weeks early, is home with his family. On April 28, 2021, Slade’s mother Mariaha Jones had an emergency C-section. Texas news station KXII reported that Jones suffered from preeclampsia. She and Baby Slade’s father, Cody, knew they had a difficult road …Continue reading "Texas preemie born at 27 weeks is home with family after ‘rough road’ in NICU"
By Right to Life UK ‘Good Morning Britain’ meteorologist Laura Tobin has opened up about her experience of giving birth to her daughter 12 weeks prematurely and how, because of her weakened immune system, the first two years of her daughter’s life were lived in a COVID-style ‘lockdown’. In July 2017, Laura was at work …Continue reading "“Good Morning Britain’s” Laura Tobin opens up about giving birth 12 weeks early"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Brave mum, Sarah Clemence from West Cornwall delivered her daughter, Amara, at just 25 weeks gestation. Baby Amara was born with three different bleeds on her brain and developed septicemia [blood poisoning]. Doctors predicted that the tiny baby had a slim 20% chance of survival, and …Continue reading "Mum of premature miracle baby urges parents not to give up hope"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This repost of a very encouraging story that appeared exactly one year ago in NRL News Today is a blessing on many levels. I hope you enjoy it. With two sisters who are nurses and a niece on her way to becoming a physician’s assistant, I am keenly aware from …Continue reading "All the many reasons to be optimistic when babies are born prematurely"
By Nancy Flanders The world’s most premature baby, according to Guinness World Records, has just celebrated his first birthday after being born five months early. CNN featured Richard Scott William Hutchinson’s story, but neglected to mention the fact that he was born at 21 weeks and two days and survived, even as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the question of viability as it relates …Continue reading "World’s most premature baby, born at 21 weeks, celebrates first birthday"
By Bridget Sielicki Two-year-old Emma Lewis is a very special little girl. A micro-preemie born at just 24 weeks and weighing one pound six ounces, Emma defied all the odds and is now a thriving, adventurous toddler. Her parents, Gabby and Deric, told WITN that while Emma is doing well now, she initially had to navigate a 220-day …Continue reading "Born at just 24 weeks, this micro-preemie is now a thriving toddler"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Francesca Bradley-Curran, a “miracle” baby born at just 24 weeks gestation, with feet the size of a penny, has stunned doctors who said she would never walk or talk. She is now 5 years old and in primary school. Doctors warned her parents, Victoria Bradley and …Continue reading "“Miracle” baby with feet the size of a penny defies the odds and is now a happy primary school pupil"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser It was a miracle at 40,000 feet. Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga was on a Delta Airlines flight above the Pacific Ocean, traveling from Utah to Hawaii, when she unexpectedly gave birth to a baby at 29 weeks — and didn’t even know she was pregnant. Thankfully, numerous medical professionals were on board, and they quickly jumped …Continue reading "Woman gives birth to surprise premature baby on flight with help from heroes"
1 in 200 million odds By Right to Life UK A couple from Worcestershire have defied odds of “between one in 200 million to one in two million” and welcomed one of the most premature sets of identical triplets into the world. Lauren, 28, was rushed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital on 16 January this year …Continue reading "Identical triplets, ten-week premature, born to couple in Worcestershire"
By Right to Life UK A baby born two weeks before the abortion limit, and given less than a ten percent chance of survival, is going strong after more than five months and is expected to be able to go home by her first birthday. Charvi Matthews was expected to be born on 24 February …Continue reading "Premature baby born two weeks below the abortion limit in UK is expected to go home by her first birthday"
By Right to Life UK Twins born prematurely have been reunited for the first time after being separated at birth. The twins, Neve and Louie were born prematurely at 30 weeks’ gestation. Neve weighed just 1lb 7oz (652g) when she was born and it was thought that she might not survive. However, it was her …Continue reading "Premature twins separated at birth cuddle and hold hands"