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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...
  • Mother gives birth to octuplets in SoCal hospital

    01/26/2009 5:02:42 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 71 replies · 2,712+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | (01-26) 16:27 PST
    A mother has given birth to eight babies in a hospital south of Los Angeles, the world's second live-born set of octuplets. Dr. Karen Maples told KCAL-TV that the babies were born Monday at Kaiser Permanante and were "doing quite well." The hospital says the mother, who asked not to be identified, gave birth to six girls and two boys weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds. Dr. Harold Henry told KCAL that "they were all screaming and kicking around very vigorously."
  • Survival of premature baby of 23 weeks calls UK abortion laws into question

    01/07/2009 12:00:55 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 812+ views
    CNA ^ | January 7, 2009
    Lexie Slater (Photo: Cavendish Press) London, Jan 7, 2009 / 06:25 am (CNA).- A premature baby born in Britain 23 weeks into pregnancy has been allowed to return home six months after her birth, prompting her parents to question the British laws which permit unborn children like her to be aborted.Lexie Slater-Folksman weighed only 1 lb, 8 oz. at delivery. She was put on life support, her parents being warned that she might not survive, the Daily Mail reports.Her eyes not having developed fully, Lexie required laser surgery when she was just one month-old. She also suffered collapsed lungs...
  • Angel at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte

    12/23/2008 12:24:37 PM PST · by dormee · 10 replies · 2,486+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 12/23/08 | me
    When Chelsea Banton was born five weeks prematurely, doctors predicted she had 36 hours to live. Proving them wrong was the first miracle for Chelsea, now an Independence High School freshman. “She spent the first four months in a neonatal intensive care unit,” recalls her mother, Colleen Banton of Mint Hill. Before Chelsea was 2, she was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia, the first of several dangerous run-ins with the illness that have made her a familiar face in Presbyterian's pediatric intensive care unit.
  • Newborn dies; not known if drug had role[heparin in South Texas hospital]

    07/09/2008 11:05:15 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 135+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | July 9, 2008 | Jaime Powell
    Infant seriously ill before blood thinner error One newborn is dead after a Christus Spohn Hospital South pharmacy error that led to as many as 17 babies getting as much as 100 times the recommended dosage of the blood thinner heparin. It's still unclear what role, if any, the heparin played in the infant's death, because the child already was seriously ill and being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit before dying Tuesday morning, said Dr. Richard Davis, chief medical officer for Christus Spohn Health System. Heparin routinely is used in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit to...
  • NIH Study Reveals Factors That Influence Premature Infant Survival, Disability

    04/17/2008 10:38:07 PM PDT · by stickman20089 · 70+ views
    The researchers published their findings in the April 17 New England Journal of Medicine. In addition to gestational age, factors influencing survival and risk of disability consisted of: whether the baby is male or female (sex); birthweight; whether the baby was a single baby, or one of two or more infants born; and whether the baby's mother was given medication during pregnancy to prompt the development of the baby's lungs. Known as antenatal steroids, these drugs are typically given to women in premature labor, or who are at known risk for giving birth prematurely. ..... After conducting mathematical analyses of...
  • The First Ache

    02/10/2008 12:28:23 PM PST · by don-o · 17 replies · 69+ views
    NY Times Magazine ^ | February 10, 2008 | ANNIE MURPHY PAUL
    Twenty-five years ago, when Kanwaljeet Anand was a medical resident in a neonatal intensive care unit, his tiny patients, many of them preterm infants, were often wheeled out of the ward and into an operating room. He soon learned what to expect on their return. The babies came back in terrible shape: their skin was gray, their “What’s going on in there to make these babies so stressed?” Anand wondered. Breaking with hospital practice, he wrangled permission to follow his patients into the O.R. “That’s when I discovered that the babies were not getting anesthesia,” he recalled recently. Infants undergoing...
  • UK: Survival of early babies 'doubles' (Preemies' early survival reignites abortion debate)

    01/31/2008 7:25:17 PM PST · by Stoat · 7 replies · 179+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | February 1, 2008 | Rebecca Smith
    Survival of early babies 'doubles' By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor  Last Updated: 2:46am GMT 01/02/2008     The abortion debate is reignited today as figures show that survival rates of babies born very prematurely have doubled in the past 20 years. Have your say: Does this change your view on abortion debate? All evidence tells us to reduce abortion limit Q&A: Why limit abortion?    Premature babies are capable of surviving below the current 24-week time limit   A study at one of Britain's top neonatal units found that one third of babies born between 22 and 25 weeks' gestation...
  • Reducing Abortions Would Significantly Cut Premature Birth Rate

    12/11/2007 4:25:55 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 105+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/11/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Two researchers say reducing abortions in the United States would significantly cut the rate of premature births. They say the rate has increased as abortion has been legalized and point to Poland as an example of how banning or significantly reducing abortions would help pregnant women. Dr. Richard E. Behrman, representing the Institute of Medicine, has identified prior first-trimester induced abortion as an “immutable medical risk factor associated with pre-term birth.”In his book Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention, Behrman found that the premature birth rate in the U.S. was 12.5% in 2004 -- 40 percent...
  • Doctors gave my 20oz baby up for dead ... but I saved her life with this cuddle

    12/07/2007 2:09:23 PM PST · by rawhide · 67 replies · 195+ views
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 7th December 2007 | LUCY LAING
    It was to be the one and only cuddle Carolyn Isbister would have with her tiny, premature daughter. Rachael had been born minutes before - weighing a mere 20oz - and had only minutes to live. Her heart was beating once every ten seconds and she was not breathing. As doctors gave up, Miss Isbister lifted her baby out of her hospital blanket and placed her on her chest. She said: "I didn't want her to die being cold. So I lifted her out of her blanket and put her against my skin to warm her up. Her feet were...
  • Baby 'the size of two mobile phones' miraculously survives (26 weeks, 1lb. 14 oz.)

    09/16/2007 5:03:40 AM PDT · by Stoat · 19 replies · 1,239+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 15, 2007 | KAREN GRATTAGE
    Baby 'the size of two mobile phones' miraculously survivesBy KAREN GRATTAGE - More by this author » Last updated at 22:47pm on 15th September 2007  When Deborah and Russell Anderson learned they were finally expecting the baby they longed for, they decided to enjoy their last long-haul holiday for years. But their two-week trip to South Africa became a traumatic six-month stay after Deborah gave birth to their son Henry at just 26 weeks. The couple had hoped the Ł3,000 holiday in Cape Town would be a relaxing antidote to the 12 months they had spent undergoing IVF treatment....
  • State’s 1st breast milk ‘depot’ opens

    09/24/2006 3:38:13 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 51 replies · 2,289+ views (Journal Gazette) ^ | Sep. 24, 2006 | Assoicated Press
    BLOOMINGTON – The first of several breast milk collection sites has opened as part of a state plan intended in part to benefit ill and premature infants. State health commissioner Judy Monroe attended Friday’s opening of Indiana’s first “breast milk depot” at a Women, Infants and Children office in Bloomington. She said similar depots will open next year at three other WIC offices in Indiana. Women visiting such depots can donate pumped breast milk that will be given to Indiana Mothers’ Milk Bank in Indianapolis, one of 10 such banks in the United States. The bank provides screened, pasteurized breast...
  • Premature Births Linked to Gene Variant

    08/21/2006 10:49:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 329+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 21 August 2006 | Constance Holden
    African-American women are two to three times as likely to give birth prematurely as women of European origin. The reasons have generally been assumed to be socioeconomic. But scientists have now identified a possible genetic contributor: a variant relatively common among African Americans that affects the strength and resilience of the amniotic sac. When a woman's "water breaks," the amniotic sac that keeps the fetus bathed in fluid ruptures. If this happens much before the usual gestation period of 39 weeks, she goes into premature labor. Called Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PPRM), the condition affects three percent of pregnancies...
  • Report Says 1 in 8 Babies Born Premature

    07/13/2006 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 23 replies · 1,631+ views
    Newsmax ^ | July 13, 2006 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- More than half a million babies are born prematurely each year, and specialists are urging that doctors take new steps to battle one cause: infertility treatments that spur twins, triplets, and other multiple births. But despite a booming business, infertility treatment explains only a fraction of the nation's huge and growing problem of prematurity. One in eight babies now is born at least three weeks early, many even earlier, a rate that has increased more than 30 percent in two decades. Trying to help these fragile infants survive and thrive costs the nation at least $26 billion a...
  • Premature babies 'feel true pain'

    04/12/2006 8:02:53 AM PDT · by Irontank · 17 replies · 561+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 4, 2006
    Premature babies experience feelings of pain rather than simply displaying reflex reactions, a study says. Experts have never been sure how a premature baby responds to pain, the Journal of Neuroscience reported. But a team from University College London found that they do feel pain after analysing brain scans taken when blood samples were being drawn. They hope the findings will lead to more formal plans for managing pain in premature babies. Lead researcher Professor Maria Fitzgerald said: "We have shown for the first time that the information about pain reaches the brain in premature babies. "Beforehand, although we could...
  • Study says preemies do well in long term

    02/08/2006 8:11:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 227+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2006 | NA
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Many premature infants appear to play catch-up by early adulthood, reaching levels of education and employment that are similar to those of normal-weight children, a study found.     The mostly reassuring results are the latest installment from Canadian researchers studying the development of 166 premature babies born in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The babies weighed 2 pounds or less. The infants have been tracked from their birth in central-west Ontario into childhood and beyond.     The results contrast with less favorable outcomes in other long-term studies, but the Canadian children had benefits other preemies lacked, noted an...
  • Tiniest Baby Celebrates First Birthday

    09/20/2005 10:34:51 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 11 replies · 895+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 20, 2005 | ABC/AP
    MAYWOOD, Ill. Sep 20, 2005 — A baby born weighing less than a soda can and believed to be the smallest baby ever to survive has celebrated her first birthday. Rumaisa Rahman, who weighed just 8.6 ounces at birth and was less than 10 inches long, turned a year old on Monday. She now weighs 13 pounds and is 24 inches tall. Loyola University Medical Center, the suburban Chicago hospital where the girl received treatment until she was discharged in February, hosted a birthday party for Rumaisa and her fraternal twin sister, Hiba.
  • Miracles of God and Miracles of Science

    08/14/2005 12:49:18 PM PDT · by Brooklyn Kid · 5 replies · 618+ views ^ | August 10, 2005
    Miracles of God and Miracles of Science by David M. Phelps, Associate Editor Doctors have delivered a 1 lb. 13 oz. baby girl from Susan Torres, a pregnant woman from Arlington, Virginia who had been on life support for three months since a cancer-induced stroke left her brain-dead. At the request of Torres’s husband, doctors kept her body alive long enough for the child to have a chance of life outside the womb, carefully monitoring both patients to make sure the cancer did not spread to the developing baby. When the child was finally delivered, the family released a statement...
  • Baby Susan Torres Removed From Ventilator, Eating on Her Own

    08/09/2005 12:22:15 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 16 replies · 549+ views
    Life News ^ | August 8, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Arlington, VA ( -- Baby Susan Torres is doing well following her internationally followed birth last week months after her mother's collapse. The Torres family released a statement Monday saying Susan no longer requires artificial help to breath and is being fed without medical assistance. "Little Susan is doing extremely well," the statement read. "She has been removed from the ventilator and is being fed formula from an eyedropper." "She is strong and alert, and is doing better than any of us could have hoped," the family added. Doctors at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington said the prognosis is very...
  • Premature Babies Born at 23 Weeks Survive, British Study Shows

    07/25/2005 10:40:47 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 1,481+ views ^ | 26 July 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    London, England ( -- A new study by British researchers finds that almost half of the unborn children who are born at 23 weeks into the pregnancy survive the premature birth. The results may prompt British lawmakers to move back limits on late-term abortions and could be used to strengthen laws in other countries. The study appears to confirm the thesis that advancements in medical science and technology are making it easier for doctors to treat babies who are born prematurely and to do so at earlier ages. Researchers at University College Hospital London found that 42 percent of the...
  • Expert tells doctors: let youngest premature babies die

    06/05/2005 2:29:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 112 replies · 5,203+ views
    Times of London ^ | 6/5/05 | Sarah-Kate Templeton
    BRITAIN’S top medical ethics expert has urged doctors to let the most premature babies die, with treatment offered only in exceptional cases. Baroness Warnock believes Britain should follow Holland in setting an age limit below which babies would not routinely be resuscitated. She says this would prevent doctors competing for the “triumph” of keeping babies alive at increasingly young ages even though they may not survive in the long term or may be left severely disabled. Warnock’s comments were backed in part by Britain’s most senior paediatrician, who said the setting of a lower limit should be considered. In Holland,...
  • Revealed: how an abortion puts the next baby at risk

    05/20/2005 1:17:24 AM PDT · by Got a right to Life? . . Huh? · 39 replies · 869+ views
    News Telegraph ^ | 05/15/2005 | Michael Day
    Having an abortion almost doubles a woman's risk of giving birth dangerously early in a later pregnancy, according to research that will provoke fresh debate over the most controversial of all medical procedures. A French study of 2,837 births - the first to investigate the link between terminations and extremely premature births - found that mothers who had previously had an abortion were 1.7 times more likely to give birth to a baby at less than 28 weeks' gestation. Many babies born this early die soon after birth, and a large number who survive suffer serious disability. Peter Bowen-Simpkins: 'termination...
  • How an abortion puts the next baby at risk

    05/15/2005 8:54:08 AM PDT · by Wuli · 7 replies · 395+ views
    News Telegraph ^ | May 15, 2005 | Michael Day
    Having an abortion almost doubles a woman's risk of giving birth dangerously early in a later pregnancy, according to research that will provoke fresh debate over the most controversial of all medical procedures. A French study of 2,837 births - the first to investigate the link between terminations and extremely premature births - found that mothers who had previously had an abortion were 1.7 times more likely to give birth to a baby at less than 28 weeks' gestation. Many babies born this early die soon after birth, and a large number who survive suffer serious disability. Peter Bowen-Simpkins Peter...
  • Revealed: how an abortion puts the next baby at risk

    05/14/2005 5:25:00 PM PDT · by Asphalt · 25 replies · 963+ views
    news.telegraph ^ | 15/05/2005 | Michael Day
    Having an abortion almost doubles a woman's risk of giving birth dangerously early in a later pregnancy, according to research that will provoke fresh debate over the most controversial of all medical procedures. A French study of 2,837 births - the first to investigate the link between terminations and extremely premature births - found that mothers who had previously had an abortion were 1.7 times more likely to give birth to a baby at less than 28 weeks' gestation. Many babies born this early die soon after birth, and a large number who survive suffer serious disability. The research leader,...

    04/29/2005 8:16:13 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies · 632+ views
    Daily Record ^ | April 29, 2005 | Kevin Turner
    BEAUTIFUL tot Natasha Smith blows out the candle on her birthday cake - one year after surviving an abortion. Her mum Norelle Cameron, 25, was told she risked her own life if she did not have her baby aborted after 26 weeks of pregnancy. But baby Natasha was born alive and well but weighing only 1lb 4oz. And although she is still wearing clothes for children aged between three and six months, doctors say she is developing well. Yesterday, proud Norelle said: 'Natasha's doing brilliantly but she can be a little madam. 'This week she has begun sitting up by...
  • 10-ounce newborn defying survival odds at Mobile. (Sympathy to the family on the Child's passing)

    03/05/2005 3:19:49 AM PST · by beaversmom · 2,158 replies · 41,332+ views
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | March 4, 2005 | AP
    MOBILE, Ala. - A medical team at the University of South Alabama's Children's & Women's Hospital have closely monitored the progress of a newborn who weighed only 10 ounces at birth on Feb. 15. His parents, Phillip and Monica Whitlock, said tiny Malachi Andreas Whitlock is so far holding his own. "I feel he's got 100 percent chance of survival," his father said. They said they chose the name Malachi because it's one of the smallest books of the Bible, and Malachi means "messenger of God." "He's so small, and he's sent a message to us of what love is,"...
  • Our destiny to live and love

    02/25/2005 8:49:34 PM PST · by AncientAirs · 1 replies · 399+ views
    The Interim ^ | January 2004 | Donald DeMarco
    Kyrie and Brielle Jackson were born on Oct. 17, 1995, a full 12 weeks ahead of their due date. The standard practice, that time, at the Medical Centre of Central Massachusetts in Worcester, where the twins came into the world, was to place them in separate incubators in order to reduce the risk of infection. Kyrie's birth weight was two pounds, three ounces. She gained weight quickly and slept calmly. Brielle, however, three pounds lighter than her sister, had breathing and heart-rate problems. The oxygen level in her blood was low, and her weight gain was slow. On Nov. 12,...
  • World's smallest baby goes home

    02/09/2005 2:52:14 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 771+ views
    BBC ^ | 9 February, 2005
    A baby believed to be the world's smallest to survive has been allowed home after six months of hospital care. Rumaisa Rahman was born weighing 8.6 ounces (244 grams) at the Loyola University Medical Center outside Chicago in September. She was delivered by Caeserean section along with her twin sister, Hiba, who was only slightly bigger. Doctors say she has made very good progress, and is expected to lead a normal life. The twins were delivered 14 weeks early at just 26 weeks' gestation after their mother Mahajabeen Shaik developed pre-eclampsia - high blood pressure which can lead to a...
  • Tiniest baby, born weighing less than soda can, goes home

    02/08/2005 4:38:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,068+ views ^ | 02/08/2005
    MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) -- A baby born weighing less than a soda can and believed to be the smallest ever to survive went home Tuesday after nearly six months in the hospital. Rumaisa Rahman's prognosis "is very good," and she is expected to have normal physical and mental development, said Dr. Jonathan Muraskas, who provided care for the tiny girl and her larger twin sister, Hiba, after their births Sept. 19 at Loyola University Medical Center outside Chicago.
  • Saving Babies: A New Outlook

    01/30/2005 5:28:07 PM PST · by w6ai5q37b · 9 replies · 498+ views
    The New American ^ | February 7, 2005 | Jodie Gilmore
    Abortion “rights” proponents are finding that their position is becoming even more indefensible because of the increased viability of small-sized infants. Proponents of abortion have always maintained that abortion — that is, killing babies — is not murder, but a “termination of fetal tissue.” And the legal system has upheld that viewpoint ever since the Roe v. Wade decision, even to the point of accepting third-trimester abortions and partial-birth abortions. However, recent events have called negative attention to the “logic” of the pro-abortion stance. On September 19, 2004, twins were born to Mahajabeen Shaik — not an unusual occurrence of...
  • About Half of 'Miracle Babies' Have Disabilities by Age 6

    01/06/2005 3:16:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 66 replies · 1,691+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2005 | From News Services
    FINDINGS Nearly half of all infants born extremely premature have significant learning and physical disabilities by the time they reach school age, the largest such study has found. Medical advances have allowed doctors to save earlier and smaller babies. Normal pregnancy is 37 to 42 weeks. Neil Marlow, a neonatologist at the University of Nottingham in Britain, and colleagues looked at 241 children about 6 years old who had been born between 22 and 25 weeks. They found that 46 percent had severe or moderate disabilities such as cerebral palsy, vision or hearing loss and learning problems; 34 percent were...