Born a preemie at 26 weeks was difficult enough for Maci Van Riesen but what the baby girl also suffered from was a rare disorder that made it impossible for her to swallow food. From being a handful to fitting snugly in her mother’s arms, this miracle baby has come a long way thanks to her doctors and BOTOX.
Category: Premature Baby
It is known that babies inside the womb can hear their mom’s voice and even respond to her rhythmic heartbeat. But now new research shows that a mother’s soothing voice can also help preemies grow healthier faster even as the equipment around them helps to stabilize their condition.
November was March of Dimes Prematurity Awareness Month. In honor of this, many parents who have had babies prematurely offered to tell their stories to create awareness about this important cause.
Even though we are into December, we still have many stories to tell. We’d like you to meet Ellis & lanto!
Students of the Hopkins University have come up with a device that could avoid a preterm birth and the trauma associated with it.
Recent biomedical engineering graduates have invented a device called CervoCheck that they believe can help detect contractions and thus alert an expectant mom that she might be going into preterm labor.
America is a very special miracle baby, born to immigrant parents in Indiana. She was born at just 24 weeks gestation and weighed only 11 ounces. Doctors gave her only a 10% chance of survival at birth, but little America had other plans.
Kangaroo Care is when a mother holds her infant upright, against her chest, for skin-to-skin contact. This simple practice may hold the secret to reducing the infant death rates for preterm babies all over the world.
In a small study of 20 pre-term infants, researchers from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre found that listening to the composer for just 30 minutes a day helps premature babies use less energy, which may help them grow faster.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month. In honor of this, some parents who have had babies prematurely have offered to tell their stories to create awareness about his important cause.
Our second preemie profile is an amazing little boy named Johann.
When tiny Sarah Innes was born, doctors struggled to believe what they were seeing, let alone determine how to save the remarkable girl.
A pregnant woman, who was admitted to hospital in Scotland after contracting swine flu, has given birth prematurely.
Doctors in Miami worked quickly minutes after Jordan Jamal Smith was born in March, to remove a 1.8-pound mound of liquid and tissue protruding from the newborn’s mouth that covered his eyes and nose, his cheeks and forehead.