From the Desk of Mary Hahn Beerworth, Vermont Right to Life Executive Director It was exciting to read the recent online account of the triplets who survived their premature delivery thanks to the care they received by a team of dozens of medical personnel at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM MC) in Burlington, …Continue reading "The Miracle of Vermont’s Micro-Preemies"
By Nancy Flanders Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford shared the remarkable story of Haven Greyson Smith, who was born at just 25 weeks gestation in 2019. He was the tiniest baby born at the hospital that year and was nicknamed ‘Mighty Peanut.’ He has overcome countless obstacles, including a battle with COVID-19, and is now two years …Continue reading "‘Walking miracle’ preemie beats COVID-19, turns two"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was one of those Facebook posts which breaks your heart. A young mother who had just given birth to twins found out that one of her newborn baby boys was in medical trouble. He was flown to a distant children’s hospital where he could receive …Continue reading "What is the only difference between a baby who is born prematurely and a baby fighting for life following a botched abortion? Location: the NICU."
By Right to Life UK A baby born at 22 weeks weighing only 500g has just gone home after four months in hospital. Baby Sofia Viktoria Birina was due on the 1st February 2021, but instead was born in University Wishaw Hospital on the 2nd October 2020. Her mother, Egija, said: “Everything was fine at …Continue reading "Baby born two weeks below abortion limit goes home after 4 months in hospital"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. A friend of long standing dropped me a note this morning. He’d been looking for material about premature births and, lo and behold, ran across this article from many years ago. In subsequent years the good news about ever-younger preemies surviving has only gotten better. Personally, I believe this story’s …Continue reading "Baby Chicks and Preemies"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was one of those days in the Northeast when the day’s fresh snowfall prevents travel. I was at home, wrapping up my telecommuting for the day, when I flipped on the television. There, I caught a talk show I would not ordinarily have time to …Continue reading "The triumphant story of a micropreemie born the size of a water bottle"
By Laura Nicole Medical advances for the tiniest babies grow by leaps and bounds all the time, and for identical twin micropreemies from Mesa, Arizona, they’ve had an especially large impact. Garrett and Carter Lopez were delivered by cesarean section when their mother’s water broke early at 27 weeks. The twins were not expected until late …Continue reading "Identical twin micropreemies get amazing new life-saving heart procedure"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A baby who was born 15 weeks prematurely has been described as having a “fighting spirit” after he miraculously fought off multiple infections including COVID-19, E.coli and Sepsis. Baby, Archie Edwards weighed a mere 1lb 11oz when he was born extremely premature. After being born without …Continue reading "Extremely premature baby with “fighting spirit” beats COVID-19, E.coli and Sepsis"
By Right to Life UK A new study suggested that singing to premature infants can reduce a mother’s anxiety and support the mother-baby bond. Published in the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, researchers at the University of Helsinki observed 24 mothers who sang or hummed to their baby while holding them during skin-to-skin contact in hospital. …Continue reading "New study shows singing to a premature baby helps mothers bond with their baby and reduces anxiety"
By Nancy Valko On September 25, 2020, three months prior to Christmas to the day, President Donald Trump signed an “Executive Order on Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children” that states: “Every infant born alive, no matter the circumstances of his or her birth, has the same dignity and the same rights as every other individual and …Continue reading "Protecting Premature Babies and Abortion Survivors"
By Nancy Flanders On November 1, a family in Georgia celebrated their son’s final medical treatment from complications following his preterm birth. Then the following day, they celebrated his third birthday. According to Good Morning America, when Charlie Smith graduated from his continued care, first responders and medical staff were there, holding a drive by parade and …Continue reading "He’s a ‘fighter’: Baby boy born weighing one pound celebrates third birthday"
By Right to Life UK A New Zealand baby born at 23 weeks is now 9 months old and has left the hospital. Declan Colquhoun, along with his brother Riley, was born in March at just 23 weeks gestation. He was so small, weighing only 400g [well less than a pound], that his aunt’s wedding …Continue reading "Baby born one week before UK abortion time limit leaves intensive care"