After not feeling her baby move for 36 hours, Zoe Green was rushed to the hospital for an emergency cesarean. Born at 37 weeks gestation, her son, little Harvey Sutton, had lost a third of his blood. He also had fluid in his lungs, anemia, blood poisoning, and had been deprived of oxygen. Doctors could only give him a 30 percent chance of survival.
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Pregnant with her third child, Claire Ives was relaxing at home, listening to her son’s heartbeat with a handheld device. When she turned the device on, the thought, at first, she’d been using it wrong. But the London nurse would soon learn that what she was hearing was a serious condition that could have cost her son his life.
Against all odds Taylor Maree arrived by C-section on March 12 weighing just 350 grams, which is almost 12 ounces. The doctors could hardly believe their eyes. “When she popped out they were really astounded at how tiny she was,” according to the NICU’s director, Dr. Jennifer Kloezs. At birth she was whisked away the […]
Doctors in Miami worked quickly minutes after Jordan Jamal Smith was born in March, to remove a 1.8-pound mound of liquid and tissue protruding from the newborn’s mouth that covered his eyes and nose, his cheeks and forehead.