Dressed in a pink dress, hand wrapped around her mother’s finger, Meghan Hope Pacyna drifts in and out of sleep. She looks like a typical newborn leaving the family care unit of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. But 7 pound Meghan isn’t a newborn; now five months old, she’s making her very first journey home – a journey that no one ever thought she’d make.
A tiny Niagara Falls baby has shown just how far neonatal medicine has come, by beating the odds to become one of the smallest babies to ever survive in Ontario.
Little Dexter Brady is your typical happy, healthy three-year-old child. But his life didn’t start out that way. Born at 23 weeks, no bigger than “the size of a Beanie Baby,” this little boy is a walking miracle!
Though life sometimes hands you a series of events in which everything that can go wrong does go wrong, there are also those times when you know you’ve truly witnessed a miracle. Thankfully, Tonya Owens and her beautiful son, Maddox, were handed a series of miracles that ended up saving both of their lives.
Elizabeth Whitehead did not know she was pregnant and therefore it was a shock for her when on Tuesday she delivered her baby boy on her home front lawn. What made matters worse was the baby was not breathing and had to be resuscitated by the emergency personnel who arrived right on time.
Memorial Day weekend was a busy one for a couple hospitals in the U.S.! Yesterday we reported that Utah couple Guillermina and Fernando Garcia became parents to 5 tiny babies. Today I found a second announcement for a Texan couple who also welcomed quintuplets!
When a mom-to-be needs to deliver her baby 6 months into her pregnancy the date doesn’t come with anything but fear. For Caroline Lefebvre that apprehension was compounded by the fact that her baby was only less than a pound.
Over the last 6 years we have featured a number of amazing babies who were born too soon but not many that were as tiny as Kenna Moore. Born at 24 weeks weighing a mere 9ozs(272 gram) measuring just 9.6 inches, baby Kenna has more than defied the odds stacked against her from birth.
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.
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.