A new study suggests that touches very early in life may shape how a baby’s brain will respond to gentle touches later. Published online March 16 in the journal Current Biology, the research focuses on the importance of touch for infants, both in type and number.
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A nurse at Belleville General Hospital was feeding a baby on her lap when she fell asleep and the child fell to the floor. Quinte Health Care says that the unfortunate incident involved a “very experienced and highly-qualified nurse.” The baby, Keiran Keller, fractured his skull in the fall. Apologetic hospital officials are investigating, but […]
When Ailey Rose Murillo arrived at 26 weeks, doctors gave her a 1% chance of survival. Today the little fighter weighs over 11lbs and is with her family at home after spending 6 months in the NICU.
Preeclampsia causes high blood pressure during pregnancy and can even result in damage to the body’s organs. If not treated timely, it can also lead to fatality for either the mother or the baby. Enitan Martins, who had the condition during her pregnancy, understood this, and she knew she would probably deliver her baby early. What she didn’t expect was a delivery at just 23 weeks gestation.
As many families celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, one mother was making the heartbreaking choice to surrender her newborn to authorities.
It is estimated that one in every 10 infants born in the United States arrives prematurely, making it the greatest contributor to infant death among babies who were arrive before 32 weeks. Looking to reduce those numbers, researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia have been looking at a drug with the potential to prevent pre-term birth before symptoms even have a chance to appear.
Prayers and support from family, friends and even strangers have helped keep determined parents of an infant girl born at just 24 weeks gestation strong through difficult times. The tiny baby weighed in at only 1 pound 6 ounces when she was born on September 13, 2015, and doctors agreed her chances for survival were grim.
As airplane travelling to New York from Saudi Arabia was forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow airport after a woman onboard went into labour and gave birth mid-flight!
A mistake at Princess of Wales Hospital in Brigend is causing anger and plenty of anxiety for the parents of twins born prematurely there.
Miguel Angelo Fario has run the gamut of emotions. This first-time father feels lucky and joyful as he gazes with pride at his newborn son, but that happiness is mixed with a terrible sadness since the baby was delivered via cesarean section while his mother, Sandra Pedro, lay brain-dead and hooked to a ventilator.
Looking to curb these stats, a Utah company has developed groundbreaking technology that could help predict premature births.