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Doctors Use Hypothermia Treatment To Save Newborn’s Life

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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Hospital’s Smallest Surviving Baby Goes Home!

All preemies have more than their share of obstacles to overcome, but the smaller and more premature a baby is, the more they must fight to survive. Harley Gulliksen’s parents know this better than most.

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Music Therapy and Lullabies Have Positive Health Effects for Preemies and Promote Parental Bonding

Countless studies have highlighted the many benefits of music therapy. Those suffering from depression may improve their mood. An insomniac may finally start to sleep better at night. An autistic child’s meltdown may be diffused. A cerebral palsy patient may find a way to connect with the outside world.

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Sleep Apnea May be Harmful to Both Mother and Baby, Study Says

Sleep apnea isn’t good for anyone, but a new study says it may be even riskier for a pregnant woman and her unborn child.

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Botox Helps Save a Preemie’s Life

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.

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Mom’s Voice Good For Preemie Health

It is known that babies inside the womb can hear their mom’s voice and even respond to her rhythmic heartbeat. But now new research shows that a mother’s soothing voice can also help preemies grow healthier faster even as the equipment around them helps to stabilize their condition.

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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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Miracle Baby Returns to the NICU With a Gift 16 Years Later

Most teenagers want a car or other expensive token item for their birthdays – but not 16-year-old Rebecca Kamens. Rebecca wanted to give a gift back to the hospital that helped give her life.

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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.