Preeclampsia causes high blood pressure during pregnancy and can even result in damage to the body’s organs. If not treated timely, it can also lead to fatality for either the mother or the baby. Enitan Martins, who had the condition during her pregnancy, understood this, and she knew she would probably deliver her baby early. What she didn’t expect was a delivery at just 23 weeks gestation.
Tag: "Amazing Baby Stories"
Trevor Frolek has spent almost the full first year of his life in the NICU unit. Born prematurely, the odds have been stacked against him, right from the start. But the hard work of the doctors and nurses caring for him, and the amazing love of his parents, Bo and Becky Froleck, have paid off because Trevor has finally gone home to be with his family.
Three-year-old Han Han was born with hydrocephalus, a condition that caused her skull to grow approximately four times the size it should have been. But the real problem wasn’t the size (even though it did keep her from being able to lift her head, sit up, crawl, or walk).
Just before getting married in 2010, Rachelle Friedman Chapman’s life took a sharp turn. During her bachelorette party, Rachelle was playfully pushed into the shallow end of the pool by one of her bridesmaids. The prank went horribly wrong.
Abbey Monzietti might look like any other eight-month-old infant as she teeters and toddles, working toward her first steps as she calls out for her “mama.” But this little girl is an amazing fighter and she’s already been through a massive, life-threatening surgery.
While pregnant, Jillian O’Connor was diagnosed with aggressive, metastasized breast cancer. Determined to carry her son to term—which also meant also keeping herself alive long enough to do so—she underwent 12 rounds of chemotherapy and a mastectomy.
New parents Caylyn Otto and Chris Crawford are, in many ways, like most parents – they see their son, Oliver, as a gift, a blessing, a miracle. But there are also a lot of ways in which they’re not quite like other parents, namely because they were told, time and again, that their son might not even make it through birth.
There are little fighters, and then there are babies that survive the impossible. A newborn in China has done just that after being born prematurely, then buried alive for two hours, and still somehow surviving.
Baby Kate, now three-months-old, is doing quite well, considering all she’s been through. And her parents, couldn’t be more grateful because this story—despite all odds—has a wonderful happy ending.
The medical community is taking printing to a whole new level…three dimensional levels, that is. And the revolutionary technology is saving lives all over the world.
At Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City, surgeons used MRI scan data to create a heart replica of a heart riddled with holes and unusually structured. The original heart belonged to a two-week-old infant born with CHD.
Police Sergeant Patrick Hildenbrand thought he was performing a routine traffic stop when he happened upon 19-year-old Matt Morgan speeding through the streets in Columbia County. But, as it turned out, Sergeant Hildenbrand would play hero to a father and his son.