Keyword: preemies

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  • Tiny baby survives despite being born four months early

    12/12/2004 2:31:02 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 24 replies · 1,324+ views
    AP ^ | 12-12-04 | Brad Flory
    Tiny baby survives despite being born four months early 12/12/2004, 11:27 a.m. ET By BRAD FLORY The Associated Press JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Jordan Robert Fisette entered the world with big odds stacked against him. Born a year ago Sunday and nearly four months early, the Jackson boy weighed just 15 ounces. He was cared for at the neonatal intensive care unit of the University of Michigan Health System. Everyone knew he was likely to die. Everyone, that is, except Jordan. Today, he is a small-but-feisty baby. "We realize how lucky and how blessed we are. There are so many...
  • Stress of racism may lead to low birthweight babies

    11/30/2004 8:19:22 PM PST · by jimboster · 65 replies · 1,270+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Jim Ritter
    Researchers have long been puzzled about why African-American women are much more likely than whites to deliver premature and underweight babies. Factors such as genetics, unequal prenatal care and poverty only partly explain why blacks are three times more likely to deliver very low birthweight babies (less than 3.3 pounds). For example, a substantial black-white gap persists even among mothers who have college degrees. Two studies published Monday in the American Journal of Public Health lend support to a new explanation: The psychological stress of experiencing racial discrimination is at least partly responsible for premature and low birthweight babies. Duke...
  • With 'Kangaroo Care,' mom's warmth cradles a young and delicate life

    11/14/2004 3:10:54 PM PST · by cgk · 34 replies · 836+ views
    SD Union Tribune ^ | 11-14-04 | Nadia Borowski Scott
    With 'Kangaroo Care,' mom's warmth cradles a young and delicate life By Nadia Borowski ScottUNION-TRIBUNE November 14, 2004 NADIA BOROWSKI SCOTT / Union-Tribune My introduction to "Kangaroo Care" dates back seven years, when I held my own tiny son, 2-pound-11-ounce Misha, a surviving twin, skin to skin on my chest in Orange County, while hoping with all my heart that my touch could help heal him. Those islands in time and space, when I felt his quiet breathing and visceral peace, I'll never forget. When I recently visited Sharp Mary Birch Hospital to see their Kangaroo Care program, I was...
  • British court rules against premature baby

    10/08/2004 3:47:47 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 9 replies · 393+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | October 8, 2004
    London, Oct. 08 (CWNews.com) - The British High Court has ruled that doctors should not resuscitate a premature baby girl if she stops breathing. Doctors told the court during a two-day hearing that Charlotte, who has been in the hospital since her birth, will not survive beyond infancy because her lungs are so severely damaged. She was born when her mother was 26 weeks pregnant and is fed through a tube as she cannot suck from a bottle. She also needs a constant supply of oxygen. David Lock, counsel for St. Mary's Hospital, part of the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust,...
  • Hospital can let baby die, against the wishes of her parents

    10/08/2004 8:22:34 AM PDT · by dead · 205 replies · 3,183+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | October 9, 2004 | Peter Fray, Herald Correspondent in London
    A British public hospital has won the legal right to allow a seriously ill baby born three months premature to die against the wishes of her parents. In a landmark case that has gripped the country, the British High Court has given doctors at the hospital permission not to resuscitate 11-month-old Charlotte Wyatt the next time she stops breathing. Charlotte, who is deaf and blind and suffers from profound brain damage, has been resuscitated three times since she was born. She has such serious kidney and lung problems that doctors say she will not live beyond infancy. She has never...
  • At 15, the tiniest surviving baby has beaten all the odds -- and then some

    08/19/2004 2:33:05 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 11 replies · 800+ views
    Sun Times ^ | August 19, 2004 | JEFF DONN
    Madeline Mann once weighed less than a can of soda as the tiniest surviving newborn known to medicine. Next week, she enters her suburban high school as something even more extraordinary -- an honor student who plays violin and likes to Rollerblade. ''Her survival wasn't a miracle; her development was,'' says Dr. Jonathan Muraskas of Loyola University Hospital in Maywood. He treated her as a newborn and reported on her progress Thursday with other doctors in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine. At birth, she wasn't even pint-size. Born 27 weeks into her mother's pregnancy, she weighed...
  • Tiniest preemie now 'just a normal teen' (fetues aren't alive alert)

    08/19/2004 10:36:17 AM PDT · by Conservomax · 28 replies · 1,354+ views
    BOSTON (AP) -- Madeline Mann once weighed less than a can of soda as the tiniest surviving newborn known to medicine. Next week, she enters high school as something even more extraordinary -- an honor student who plays violin and likes to Rollerblade. "Her survival wasn't a miracle; her development was," says Dr. Jonathan Muraskas of Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, Illinois. He treated her as a newborn and reported on her progress Thursday with other doctors in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine. At birth, she wasn't even pint-sized. Born 27 weeks into her mother's pregnancy,...
  • Tiniest baby ever to survive about to celebrate her fifteenth birthday (9 Ounce Baby Girl)

    08/19/2004 7:02:08 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 14 replies · 1,811+ views
    MedicalNewsToday ^ | 19 Aug 2004 | MedicalNewsEditor
    Madeleine was the tiniest baby ever to survive, she weighed in at only 9 ounces when she was born, she was not even ten inches long. Now she is a 14 year old (nearly 15) achiever. After a couple of small eye problems and a bit of asthma she has developed well. Madeleine is 4ft 6 ins tall. This is slightly under the normal height for a girl of her age. According to her doctors she is physically and mentally normal. You can read about this in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Jonathan Muraskas, who delivered her, said...
  • Tomball baby one of nation's tiniest ever

    02/20/2004 9:27:00 AM PST · by hocndoc · 44 replies · 248+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 20, 2004 | Rosanna Ruiz
    Feb. 20, 2004, 10:39AM Tomball baby one of nation's tiniest ever By ROSANNA RUIZ Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle RESOURCES • 'The Tiniest Babies' registry: Developed by the University of Iowa. Most parents consider the birth of their children a miracle. For the Walpoles, that may not be a stretch. The combined weight of Dodie and Vaughn Walpole's twin girls, born Feb. 11 about two months prematurely, was less than 4 pounds. Dodie Walpole, 29, gave birth by Caesarean section to Trinity and Kylie. Trinity weighed 2.8 pounds at birth, and Kylie was 12 ounces, making her one of the tiniest...
  • 0 pounds, 10.8 ounces (Baby Survives)

    02/05/2004 3:34:41 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 103 replies · 3,558+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2-5-04 | DAN ROZEK
    Zoe Koz weighed no more than a can of soup when she was born, and was so small she fit in the palm of her doctor's hand.But the tiny newborn was strong enough to surprise the physicians who delivered her by Caesarean section Jan. 6."When I delivered her, she kicked me,'' said Dr. Julie Jensen, the obstetrician who presided over Zoe's birth. "She's feisty.'' WORLD'S TINIEST BABIES Two of the 10 smallest babies ever to survive were born in the Chicago suburbs. Here's where and when the 10 tiniest surviving infants were born, according to a registry kept by the...
  • Tiny baby survives early birth ("Not a clump of cells" ALERT)

    02/04/2004 11:21:01 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 53 replies · 286+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 4, 2004 | Tribune Staff Reports
    February 4, 2004, 1:08 PM CST A baby shorter in length than a Barbie doll – so tiny doctors at first had trouble finding instruments small enough to treat her – is making steady progress surviving a premature birth in a west suburban hospital, officials said today. Zoe Koz was born Jan. 6 at Edward Hospital, Naperville, to Tammy and Eric Koz of Plainfield. The child weighed only 10.8 ounces at birth. Hospital officials said she is one of the smallest babies in the world known to have survived this long, and the third-smallest on record in the U.S.
  • Miracle of Baby Aaliyah (12 OUNCES at Birth!)

    06/21/2003 8:51:42 AM PDT · by cgk · 78 replies · 6,778+ views
    Sky News ^ | 6-20-03
    MIRACLE OF BABY AALIYAH The mother of what is believed to be Britain's smallest baby today hailed her "miracle" daughter for defying doctors' expectations that she would not survive.Aaliyah Hart was born at City Hospital, Birmingham, three months prematurely and weighing just 12oz.She is small enough for her mother Lorraine to hold her in the palm of her hand.Prior to Aaliyah's birth on May 27, Britain's smallest surviving baby was 15oz Dylan Coles, born in Liverpool in 2001.Mrs Hart, a 37-year-old social worker, said doctors warned her that Aaliyah had only a 10% chance of pulling through.Describing the moment...