Tiny baby Dhruvi has survived for months so far, despite being one of the tiniest premature babies born in India. The little girl, whose names means “firm” in Sanskrit, was only 1 pound and 3 ounces at birth, or 540 grams.
When tiny Sarah Innes was born, doctors struggled to believe what they were seeing, let alone determine how to save the remarkable girl.
Arriving last Monday at just 23 weeks of gestation, Berselia Hernandez Chavarri defies odds by breathing on her own inside her incubator.
This story was sent to me by one of our readers Heather. I became pregnant with identical twin boys in January of 2008. At 23 weeks and 2 days my water broke and though the doctors held off contractions just long enough to get the steroid shots in me. Drayton and his identical twin Phoenix, [...]
A senior nurse at Haifa’s Bnei Zion Medical Center’s neonatal unit was photographed recently with a premature baby-girl in her uniform pocket – as a humorous gesture. The nurse is considered one of the ward’s most dedicated employees, with a career spanning more than a dozen years. The weird part about the story is that [...]
I am always amazed at the lengths that doctors will go to to keep a micro-preemie alive. When Gregor Craig arrived at just 24 weeks weighing a tiny 1lb 14oz, he was so small that his father’s wedding ring fitted over his arm. His chances of survival were slim, but doctors wanted to give him [...]
The world’s most premature baby ever is celebrating a very special birthday. Amillia Taylor, born at just 21 weeks and weighing only 10 ounces, turned 2 years old yesterday. Her proud parents told Local 10′s Laurie Jennings that Baby Amillia now weighs a healthy 26 pounds and is 26 ½ inches tall. Amillia is also [...]
In most of North America, a baby under the age of 24 weeks may not be resuscitated if delivered before that gestation. Doctors in Missoula, Montana must have seen something that made them think that this baby was different because on April 27 at 1 pound, 1.7 ounces, Sasha is the most premature baby born [...]
UPDATE: This little fighter passed away this morning just 24 hours after being found alive. The baby’s mom was quoted as say: “The doctors told us she lost her pulse again this morning. We were both next to her and you could she was really gone this time. You can’t imagine what we’re going through.” [...]
If is not traumatic enough to be born at 24 weeks, little Latiya arrived 16 weeks early while her mom was going to the bathroom. On arrival, Latiya’s mom thought the little fighter, who weighed just a pound, was not alive. Reliving the dramatic moment Marie, 38, said: “Latiya wasn’t breathing and her body was [...]
The set of quints that was born in the UK last month are doing so well that 2 of them are breathing independently. Their parents Dimitri and Varvara Artamkin have just one wish for the New Year – for that the babies to be strong enough to leave their incubators and be held all at [...]
This holiday season is filled with many micro-preemies that have fought their way through the NICU in order to be home with their families this Christmas.One baby caught my attention so I thought I would share his exciting beginning. Samuel Hugh Westcott was born at 23 weeks gestation weighing a meager 500 grams (just an [...]
The 26 weeker born during an ice storm earlier this week is said holding her own in hospital. Dorotea entered the world Tuesday, 3 months early at Henry County Health Center. Because not all health care facilities are equipped to look after babies that are born this early, she needed to be transferred to a [...]