Baby born 16 weeks early goes home 12 days before his original due date

By Right to Life UK Yorkshire boy, Henry Morris, was born 16 weeks early at 24 weeks gestation, weighing only 1lb 2oz. The little champion is now thriving at home after 100 days in hospital. Della Shield, aged 32, from Rotherham, always wanted to be a mother but faced struggles conceiving despite trying for a year. …

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Baby Born 15 Weeks early with less than 50% chance of survival pulls through

Nothing spared in fight to save his life By Right to Life UK A baby boy has defied the odds and survived despite being born 15 weeks early and weighing only 560g [1.2 pounds] at birth. The medical team at the SUM hospital in Odisha, India, said that they were fighting against a less than 50% …

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Doctors offer to turn off life support five times for baby born 15 weeks early

By Right to Life UK Baby Jibreel was born 15 weeks early, weighing only 838 grams or 1.8lb. During his five months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), doctors offered to turn off his life support five times. His mum refused and the four year old is now thriving.  Born three months early, fighting for …

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‘Little fighter’ Zaylan, born 16 weeks early, heads home from hospital

 By Right to Life UK After a 181-day stay in hospital, baby Zaylan Reed is finally going to join his parents at home. The little boy weighed just 1lb 6oz and mum, Krysten Ribson, has said that her “little fighter” is inspiring her to train as a neonatal nurse.  In labor at 23 weeks and 6 days …

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“Kangaroo care”: the family therapy helping premature babies

By Right to Life UK A Hungarian patient association for premature babies is promoting skin-to-skin family therapy to improve development for babies born early.  The Hungarian Preterm Patient Association, Melletted a helyem Egyesület, has celebrated International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day to encourage parents and medical professionals to adopt this method of care for premature babies.  What is kangaroo …

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Born at 23 weeks, lowest weight baby ever discharged from UAE hospital goes home

By Right to Life UK Parents and doctors expressed “heartfelt joy” as baby Zedrick, born one week before the UK abortion limit, was allowed to go home. Born four months early and weighing only 500 grams, doctors said he is the lowest weight baby ever discharged from the NMC Royal Hospital in UAE [United Arab Emirates].  Zedrick Madoginog defied …

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Baby with rare complication undergoes successful surgery after Catholic parents refused abortion

‘If there is anything worth fighting for in this world, it’s your own children.’ By Ashley Sadler A young pro-life Catholic family whose baby girl was born with a rare medical complication say that they rejected doctors’ recommendations of abortion and chose to fight for their daughter because it’s “fundamental that we as parents never …

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21 years after her own premature birth, Sophie Proud is now a neonatal nurse helping preemies survive

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 …

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Born weighing 1 pound, ‘miracle baby’ Christian is his mother’s joy

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 …

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Mother of preemie sadly concludes “life and death” abortion decision “a woman’s to make alone”

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 …

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Baby LynLee Hope, born twice, survives risky in utero surgery and is now thriving

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, …

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Mom who almost died shares her incredible birth story

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 …

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