Any baby born before 36 weeks runs the risks of complication from their premature arrival, but Jazen Jamal has persevered through many of life’s challenges and he is only 4 months old.
When Baby Allegra was born at 22 weeks and 4 days, all that the medical staff could do was to keep the baby breathing and keep her safe. Doctors in South Africa therefore kept her in a ziplock bag for the first three days of her life and ensured that the tiny miracle survived.
Premature infants often experience more pain during the first few weeks of life than full term infants because they are less developed, which makes simple tasks like regulating heartbeat, temperature and breathing a challenge. They also often require more tests, like heel sticks to collect blood, than full term infants.
A baby girl, who is being called the world’s most premature baby after she was born at just 21 weeks 5 days, is now strong enough to leave the hospital.
There has been a lot of talk about whether doctors should resuscitate a baby that is born before the golden ’24 week’ threshold. One UK couple is thankful that doctors took a chance of their babies and are now able to bring their surviving daughter home.
This week there has been a lot of talk about resuscitating babies born before 24 weeks and whether doctors are doing more harm than good. It is well know that a baby born extremely premature is at risk for being severely disabled and having long-term issues with breathing and feeding. In recent years the survival rates for 24 week babies have almost doubled while the outcomes for babies at 23 weeks haven’t changed dramatically.
A homeless Egyptian couple has welcomed a set of sextuplets at a hospital in Dubai.
A team of 30 medical staff were on hand to deliver the three boys (Mohammad, Ahmad, Khalifa) and three girls (Israa, Sara, Donia).
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!