By Dave Andrusko The British love to compare the weight of premature babies to a 2lb, 2oz in a bag of sugar. By that standard, 21 years ago, Sophie Proud was the original “sugar bag baby.” Only when she was born at 24 weeks, Sophie weighed only 1lb 7oz! Jeremy Armstrong, writing for The Mirror tells …Continue reading "21 years after her own premature birth, Sophie Proud is now a neonatal nurse helping preemies survive"
By Danny David Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last ten months. In a video that has …Continue reading "Born weighing 1 pound, ‘miracle baby’ Christian is his mother’s joy"
By Dave Andrusko This particular essay, by Sarah Russo, originally dealt with the federal version of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. But with the measure having just passed two states (Ohio and Kentucky) and introduced in others, her post is worth reflection as momentum continues to build. Had you not read the headline—“lost my …Continue reading "Mother of preemie sadly concludes “life and death” abortion decision “a woman’s to make alone”"
By Dave Andrusko Imagine, if you can, what was going through Margaret Boemer’s mind. The Lewisville, Texas mom had already lost one of her unborn twins before the second trimester when doctors recommended she abort the second twin. Why? Because the baby girl, who was by then 16-weeks old, had a tumor on her spine, …Continue reading "Baby LynLee Hope, born twice, survives risky in utero surgery and is now thriving"
By Kristi Burton Brown Purely by accident, Ashley Costanzo started a viral trend on social media. It all started with a desire to share a little bit of her daughter Everly’s story with the world. Everly is Ashley’s third child, and she was born at 31 weeks in an unexpected turn of events. When Ashley …Continue reading "Mom who almost died shares her incredible birth story"
By Nancy Flanders Premature babies are defying the odds at increasing rates. Baby Sebastian is one of them. He was born during the second trimester of pregnancy at 24 weeks gestation weighing just 1 pound, 13 ounces, but he overcame every obstacle he faced. After his birth, Sebastian was wrapped in plastic to help keep …Continue reading "Premature baby born at 24 weeks overcomes the odds"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. NRL News Today’s last post for 2015 will be this Wednesday. Each day, over the next three days, we will repost two of the stories our readers “liked” the most in 2015. It was a classic case of a pregnant mother told her baby was “non-viable,” who refused to succumb …Continue reading "Pregnant British mom refuses doctors advice to abort premature baby, one year later son is healthy"
By Dave Andrusko Donna Burgess calls the last five months “a whirlwind.” To put it mildly, the 32-year-old from Kensington in Liverpool, England, was understating the journey she and Little Wade Burgess have experienced since June 14. Wade was still barely half-way through his prenatal development when Ms. Burgess’ water broke. Wade was just 23 …Continue reading "British mom brings home “little miracle” born at just 23 weeks"
By Dave Andrusko Colvina Jolin, a first-time mother, was 23 weeks pregnant and in perfect health when suddenly she felt an ‘intense headache’ while doing housework. The British mom cried out to her husband Matt and then she passed out. That was November 16, 2014. Doctors soon discovered she had suffered an extraordinary brain hemorrhage. …Continue reading "Miracle British Mom delivers baby while in coma"
Family asks for prayers By Dave Andrusko The couple whose inspirational video about their unexpected pregnancy went viral, is now asking for prayers for their son, Kaleb, who was delivered by C-Section Tuesday 16 weeks premature. Posting on their Facebook account this morning, Dana Griffin-Graves and Arkell Graves wrote Thank you for all of the …Continue reading "Baby boy born premature to Virginia couple whose baby announcement went viral"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. This appeared in the September digital edition of National Right to Life News at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsSept2015.pdf. Please pass along this and other stories to your friends using your social media networks. A new government study finds that odds of survival have increased over …Continue reading "More babies born extremely premature are surviving, study finds"
By Dave Andrusko Whatever their overall position on abortion, many British newspapers and tabloids love to run stories about babies who were born prematurely just before the legal limit to abort–24 weeks. The latest miracle baby is Kaci-Rose Cratchley, born at 23 weeks, and at 1lb and 2oz, or “half the weight of a bag …Continue reading "“Miracle baby” born at 23 weeks proving “everyone wrong”"