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  • Canadian pediatricians recommend letting 22-week-old preemies die.

    05/30/2015 6:51:18 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | May 29, 2015 | Tom Blackwell
    Measuring just 10 inches long, Carter Lake should never have made it past his first few desperate hours outside the womb. When his mother Jennifer’s water broke barely half-way through her pregnancy, doctors warned her they would let the baby die if he was delivered at less than 24 weeks. Resuscitation and life support at that point were futile, they insisted. But four days later, Lake spontaneously gave birth at home and the minuscule, 22-week infant was sped to hospital by ambulance, where staff took him without question to the intensive-care unit. In the ensuing days, though, doctors and nurses...
  • Full Disclosure: Did Government’s Experiment on Preemies Hide Risks?

    06/03/2014 7:55:28 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 3, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Just 24 weeks into her pregnancy, Sharrissa Cook gave birth to a critically ill baby boy. Dreshan weighed in at a fragile 1 pound, 11 ounces. He lay motionless in the incubator, connected to tubes and monitors in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. “He was so tiny,” Cook recalls. “I was a first-time mom. I didn’t have a clue. I didn’t know what to expect.” It was Oct. 11, 2006. Medical personnel asked Cook, then a 26-year-old single mother, to enroll little Dreshan in a study. She says they described it as...
  • Baby Weighing Less Than a Can of Soda Heads Home From Hospital Soon

    11/08/2013 7:02:39 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Life ^ | 11/7/13 | Steven Ertelt
    Alexis Clarke weighed just 11 ounces at birth — smaller than a can of soda. That was six months ago, when she was delivered at UCSD Medical Center at just 25 weeks. The smallest baby ever born at the medical center, Alexis is only now finally able to head home.After months of medical care, Alexis is now bigger and healthier — and her family has supported her each and every day.The U.S. Senate saw the introduction of a bill today that will protect babies like Aleixs from abortions. It would ban abortions on unborn children starting at 20 weeks –...
  • Kids Find Three-Month Premature Baby in the Trash, Still Breathing

    09/02/2013 3:29:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Daily Mail on Life News ^ | September 2, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter / Steven Ertelt
    <p>A group of kids found a three-month premature baby, who was still breathing, in a trash pile behind a building in Jersey City, New Jersey over the weekend. The child is now at Jersey City Medical Center receiving medical care and treatment.</p>
  • Prayer Request for Keegan James Dondlinger, born yesterday, due 4 March

    11/24/2012 2:11:23 PM PST · by El Gato · 690 replies
    Private Communication | 24 November 2012 | El Gato
    I would like to enlist the services of the Prayer Warriors for the grandson of a little girl who lived in my neighborhood when I was growing up. She's obviously not so little now, but is in need of your prayers. Keegan James Dondlinger was born yesterday, November 23, 2012, but was due March 4, 2013, three days after my own grandson is due. He weighed 1.85 lbs, but he looks very well developed for being so young and so little. He's been able to open his eyes, and to grasp his mother's finger.
  • The bloodiest 24 hours yet: '18 premature babies die in Homs hospital after power cut

    02/08/2012 9:09:17 AM PST · by traumer · 18 replies
    Newborn babies in incubators among at least 100 killed today Three unarmed families murdered in their own homes Iran 'sends top commander to help co-ordinate crackdown' EU vows stronger sanctions Rockets and mortars are raining down on the Syrian city of Homs for a fifth consecutive day today - with at least 100 civilians killed in what has become the bloodiest 24 hours yet. President Bashar Assad continued his crackdown against anti-regime opposition - with activists saying security forces murdered three innocent families in their homes. Eighteen premature babies, in incubators, were also said to have died after their hospital...
  • Prayer Update On Tiny Babies Prayed For By Freepers

    08/27/2011 10:06:55 AM PDT · by Blogger · 13 replies
    Free Republic | 8/27/2011 | Blogger
    Just an update for all of you who prayed for a set of twins and a set of quads last year. To jog your memory: For the Twins The twins mother went into labor too early for the twins to survive. The original thread is Here Hannah and Emma are both doing well and turned 1 August 5th. They are at home with Mom, Dad, and their brothers and are absolutely precious! You can see a picture of them here: For the Quadruplets, Their mother found out she was expecting quadruplets and the "doctor" advised her to abort some or...
  • My Charlie, born at 23 weeks, the living proof that abortion limit has to be slashed

    08/08/2011 12:40:35 PM PDT · by mwilli20 · 18 replies
    Mail Online (The UK Daily Mail) ^ | 8th August 2011 | Inderdeep Bains
    He was so tiny, he fitted into the palm of his mother’s hand. Born at 23 weeks and weighing just 1lb 7oz, Charlie Allen was the country’s most premature twin at the time of his birth. He was given a bleak seven per cent chance of survival, but five years on he has defied the odds by growing into a healthy, happy little boy. ...
  • Baby who may be world's smallest surviving newborn could go home soon (with photo gallery)

    12/19/2009 9:43:05 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 26 replies · 1,830+ views
    Press Register ^ | December 18, 2009 | Roy Hoffman
    Cozy in her incubator, set to 81.5 degrees, heart going at 174 beats a minute as she snoozed in her red, footy pajamas, Oliviyanna Harbin-Page may be a global record-holder. Born Aug. 5 to 16-year-old Jamesha Harbin of Eight Mile after 21 to 24 weeks of gestation, Oliviyanna weighed only 259 grams, or 9.1 ounces -- possibly making her, according to the University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital, the world's smallest surviving baby. She now weighs 3 pounds 2 ounces. One of three girl triplets -- the other two are identical, she is fraternal -- Oliviyanna was smaller...
  • Premature Births Fuel Infant Death Rates in U.S., Report Says.

    11/03/2009 2:20:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 869+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 4, 2009 | DENISE GRADY
    High rates of premature birth are the main reason the United States has higher infant mortality than do many other rich countries, government researchers reported Tuesday in their first detailed analysis of a longstanding problem. In Sweden, for instance, 6.3 percent of births were premature, compared with 12.4 percent in the United States in 2005, the latest year for which international rankings are available. Infant mortality also... --snip-- Dr. Fleischman said the smallest, earliest and most fragile babies were often born to poor and minority women who lacked health care and social support. The highest rates of infant mortality occur...
  • Doctors said I'd had a miscarriage and did nothing as my premature baby fought for his life

    09/12/2009 5:05:17 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 19 replies · 1,290+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12th September 2009 | Laura Topham
    Doctors said I'd had a miscarriage and did nothing as my premature baby fought for his life Like all mothers, Sarah Capewell will never forget the first minutes she spent with her newborn baby. She told her tiny son how much she loved him, gently kissed his face and took photos of him wrapped in the pretty blanket she'd bought for his birth. Then she held him tightly in her arms and watched helplessly as his body grew cold and he finally stopped breathing. Sarah pleaded for help from hospital staff from the moment he was born, but none came....
  • Extreme Prematurity, Extreme Hard-Heartedness

    09/12/2009 4:42:27 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies · 766+ views
    MD Views ^ | 9/11/09 | Matt Anderson
    The Daily Mail ( from the UK reports that a woman in Great Britain held her baby for two hours until he died while doctors stood by, refusing to help. Why? Because he was born two days too soon. Guidelines in Britain hold that any baby born prior to 22 weeks not be resusitated because such resustation would be futile and the baby would die anyway. Little Jayden was born at 21 weeks and 5 days. Even if the mother pleads for help? Which she did? Sorry—no can do—was the message to her. Such is the effect of clinical care...
  • Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby

    09/09/2009 10:56:05 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 47 replies · 1,682+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9/9/09 | Vanessa Allen
    Doctors left a premature baby to die because he was born two days too early, his devastated mother claimed yesterday. Sarah Capewell begged them to save her tiny son, who was born just 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy - almost four months early. They ignored her pleas and allegedly told her they were following national guidelines that babies born before 22 weeks should not be given medical treatment. Miss Capewell, 23, said doctors refused to even see her son Jayden, who lived for almost two hours without any medical support. She said he was breathing unaided, had...
  • Grieving father finds 'dead' baby son ALIVE in coffin

    08/09/2009 7:11:02 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 26 replies · 1,442+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-9-2009
    Grieving father finds 'dead' baby son ALIVE in coffin Premature: Doctors said the baby boy's heartbeat was undetectable A premature baby declared dead by doctors was found to be alive hours later when he was taken home for a funeral wake. The baby's father, Jose Alvarenga, was told by doctors that his son had died shortly after birth. Staff from the state-run hospital in Asuncion, the Paraguayan capital, delivered the infant's body to Mr Alvarenga's home fours hours later. Shortly afterwards, the grieving father opened the baby's coffin to bid an emotional farewell to his son. "I opened it to...
  • Baby Boy Pronounced Dead in Paraguay "Wakes Up" at His Own Wake - Video 8/8/09

    08/09/2009 4:31:11 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 1,230+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report on a premature baby boy weighing just over one pound (500 grams) in Paraguay who was pronounced dead at a hospital, but who "woke up" as he was taken from a box to be placed in preparation for his own wake! When the baby was removed from the box, he began to cry and move his arms and legs. The family both overjoyed and angry. Officials are investigating to see how this could happen. Doctors pronounced the boy dead and signed his death certificate as well. Wouldn't that be some king of a surprise! ....
  • 'Dead' Baby Found Alive At Funeral Wake

    08/08/2009 11:10:17 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 28 replies · 2,352+ views
    Sky News ^ | Saturday August 08, 2009 | Staff
    A father has described his shock at finding his 'dead' baby had come back to life when he said goodbye at the wake. Jose Alvarenga's son was born prematurely in Asuncion, Paraguay, weighing just 500 grams (17.6 ounces). The infant was pronounced dead on Thursday and officials put the tiny body in a box and took it to his parents house four hours later. Mr Alvarenga said: "I opened it to look at his remains and found that the baby was breathing. I began to cry." He hurried back to the hospital where his partner was receiving treatment, and nurses...
  • Canada's Single-Prayer Health Care (Obamacare Run Amok)

    06/30/2009 5:13:32 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 47 replies · 1,284+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 30, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Health Reform: A critically ill premature baby is moved to a U.S hospital to get the treatment she couldn't get in the system we're told we should emulate. Cost-effective care? In Canada, as elsewhere, you get what you pay for.Ava Isabella Stinson was born last Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Weighing only two pounds, she was born 13 weeks premature and needed some very special care. Unfortunately, there were no open neonatal intensive care beds for her at St. Joseph's — or anywhere else in the entire province of Ontario, it seems.
  • Parents separated from ill preemie

    06/27/2009 4:53:33 PM PDT · by Caper29 · 15 replies · 649+ views
    The Hamilton Spectator ^ | June 27, 2009 | Joanna Frketich
    A critically ill Hamilton preemie turned away from McMaster Children's Hospital is all alone in a Buffalo intensive care unit because her parents don't have passports to get across the border. Hamilton's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) was full when Ava Isabella Stinson was born 14 weeks premature at St. Joseph's Hospital Thursday at 12:24 p.m.
  • Octuplets surprise doctors - Doctors say newborn octuplets appear healthy

    01/28/2009 2:06:47 AM PST · by Caipirabob · 5 replies · 519+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tue Jan 27, 4:42 pm | JOHN ROGERS,
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – Newborn octuplets in Southern California are a feisty bunch that appear healthy even at nine weeks premature, a doctor said Tuesday. Three babies are being given oxygen but appeared to be doing well, said Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center. Two of the newborns were initially on ventilators but no longer need them. At least four could be ready for their first oral feeding later Tuesday.
  • Mom delivers rare octuplets

    01/27/2009 11:26:12 AM PST · by gallaxyglue · 25 replies · 2,263+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | Jan 27, 2009 | Raquel Maria Dillon
    By Associated Press Writer Raquel Maria Dillon, Mom delivers rare octuplets AP A woman gave birth Monday to eight babies, only the second time in history octuplets have survived more than a few hours, doctors said. The mother gave birth to six boys and two girls weighing between 1 pound, 8 ounces, and 3 pounds, 4 ounces, doctors at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center said. The hospital had scheduled a Caesarean section for seven babies, but doctors were surprised when an eighth came out at 10:48 a.m. "My eyes were wide," Dr. Karen Maples said, explaining her reaction to the...