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.
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.