Tiny baby undergoes rare heart surgery, prognosis great for “Mighty Girl”

Mom hopes she will ‘grow into whatever God has for her’ By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This first ran last summer. Talk about beating the odds! First, the parents of Alexandra Mae Van Kirk, also known as “Mighty Girl,” find that at 22 weeks their unborn baby girl is not developing as she should. As …

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Link Between Abortion and Subsequent Preterm Birth Shown Again

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. My family will be on vacation through the end of this week. I will be posting an occasional new story, but for the most part we will be re-posting columns that ran over the last year. Many will be strictly educational while …

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Unborn baby saved by pioneering in utero surgery

By Dave Andrusko The doctors advised Michelle Cannon, from Doncaster, England, to abort her 22-week-old unborn daughter, already named Faith. Fluid was building up in her baby’s chest and crushing her lungs, a symptom of a very, very rare condition known as hydrops. It “occurs in around one in 15,000 pregnancies,” according to Sophie Borland, …

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Preemie born at 25 weeks and barely one pound thriving 15 months later

By Dave Andrusko Fifteen months ago, Keira-Drew Burns was born at just 25 weeks and weighing 1.1 lbs (499g)–less “than a bag of sugar,” according to reporter Madlen Davies of the Daily Mail. She was so tiny she could fit in two palms. However thanks to excellent care, particularly an infusion of glucocorticoids, the doctors’ …

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

By Dave Andrusko Had you not read the headline, you would read the first four-fifths of Sarah Russo’s essay with a growing sense of respect and admiration for her valiant but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to save her baby. But even after you finish the essay, as wrong as we believe she is in opposing the …

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Baby born at 19 weeks lives for two hours, kicks his feet in video

By Nancy Flanders Youanna Torres was 19 weeks and six days pregnant when she started to experience cramping and bleeding. Fearing the worst, Torres and her boyfriend, Fernando Viera, rushed to the ER. After an examination, doctors informed Torres that there was nothing they could do to stop her from going into premature labor. Diagnosed …

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“Miracle” Baby defies doctors predictions, celebrates first birthday

By Dave Andrusko I have been the beneficiary of great doctoring and have relatives in medicine so I often give physicians the benefit of the doubt (at least as to their motives) when they make questionable judgments. That doesn’t mean you accept their counsel, of course. And, fortunately, for a lot of unborn babies, their …

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Premature baby dies and comes back to life after parents’ life-saving touch

By Nancy Flanders After three years of struggling to get pregnant, Kate and David Ogg were thrilled to learn they were expecting twins. But at only 26 weeks’ gestation, Kate went into preterm labor. In a video detailing the birth she says it was the “most frightening thing” ever. After giving birth, the couple learned they …

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British mom who released photo of her premature baby who died at 24 weeks gives birth to son

Posted photo of baby at age hospitals routinely do not aggressively treat preemies By Dave Andrusko Of all the hundreds and hundreds of stories we’ve posted, only one ever received more “likes” than our story about Emily Caines. Talk about a consciousness raiser! In October 2014, Caines released a photograph of her premature baby daughter …

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Ironically, scissors save unborn “miracle” baby’s life

  By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. We ran this story previously but a couple of pro-life sites picked up on the story of Maddalene Douse in the aftermath of the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. It is such a powerful story on so many different levels, I thought you might enjoy reading (or re-reading) …

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British “Miracle Baby” comes home, mom says abortion limit should be significantly lowered

  Born at 23 weeks, one week under legal limit to abort By Dave Andrusko When “Miracle Baby” Bella Davison came home yesterday, after spending her entire life outside the womb (six month) under the care of medics at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, it was joyous news not only to her parents, Vicky Jackson and …

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Pregnant British mom refuses doctors advice to abort premature baby, one year later son is healthy

  By Dave Andrusko It was a classic case of a pregnant mother told her baby was “non-viable,” who refused to succumb to what she says was pressure by doctors to abort. Clearly little Jett Morris, who eventually was born prematurely at 25 weeks, wasn’t listening to the gloom and doom scenarios. In spite of …

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