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Surviving Triplet, Born Weighing 600 Grams Beats Odds, Goes Home

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.

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Baby Born At 22 Weeks Saved By a Ziplock Bag

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.

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Mother’s Contact Better at Reducing Infant Pain According to Study

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.

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‘World’s Most Premature Baby’ Set To Leave Hospital

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.

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UK’s Smallest Twin Born at 23 Weeks Joins Parents At Home

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.

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The 23 Week Controversy

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.

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BC Couple Shares Their Tiny Baby’s Story

Oliver Newman was only 1 pound, 12 ounces when he came into the world. The tiny preemie, born at 28 weeks, spends his days growing in an neonatal incubator at the Salmon Creek Legacy Hospital in Vancouver.

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Ireland’s Smallest Baby Fighting All Odds

She was the size of a pen when she was born and weighed less than a pound at just 420 g. But the tiniest miracle born in Ireland Sive McDonald is home now, thriving with her parents.

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Egyptian Couple Welcomes Sextuplets in Dubai

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).

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Born Too Soon ~ Meet 24 Week Twins Ellis & Ianto

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!

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Prematurity Awareness Month ~ Meet Brothers 26 Weeker & Zander & 23 Weeker Quinn

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 this important cause.

Mom Amanda shares the story of her two sons that were both born premature over four years apart.