Just three months ago, little Emily Cressey and her mother, Claire Cressey, started their harrowing journey together. For Emily, the journey was all about survival. For Claire, it was about waiting and hoping that her daughter would do just that.
Tag: "Premature Birth"
No one should ever have to go through the kind of situation facing 32-year-old Victoria resident, Dylan Benson. As Dylan and his Robyn were planning to welcome their first baby, Robyn suffered a cerebral hemorrhage just after Christmas. She was rushed to the B.C. hospital and declared legally brain-dead. However, ultrasounds revealed that the baby was still alive.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.5 million babies are born prematurely worldwide. Those children are often born with breathing problems because their lungs did not have a chance to fully develop. Previous studies on children have indicated that these very same children are also at a higher risk of asthma later on in life.
In Texas, a controversy over a brain dead mother and her fetus comes to an end. In Hungary, it is announced that a healthy baby born to a legally deceased woman was released last month. The two cases may sound the same, but this truly is where the similarities end.
They still have a long way to go, but twins Emyr and Esai are living miracles that are beating the odds. They have their strong and determined mother, loving and supportive father, and the nurses and doctors in Halifax to thank for that. Of course, there may be some other powers at play, including their own fighting spirits.
In many developed countries, couples are waiting to have children. For some, it’s about pursuing a career. Others want to wait until they have some financial security. Still others just aren’t sure that parenthood is something they want to pursue until later on in life.
Six months ago, little Alexis Clarke was born at the UCSD Medical Center in San Diego. Weighing less than a can of soda, she was the smallest baby to ever be born at the center. Today, she is preparing to go home, hopefully by Thanksgiving – and her parents couldn’t be more grateful for their little miracle.
For more than a decade, the United States has remained the industrialized country with the highest premature birth rate. That’s not going to be changing, but, according to a recent report from the March of Dimes, the U.S. is making some improvements.
We love sharing stories of miracle babies! My personal favorites are those that continue to thrive as they grow, despite having the odds stacked completely against them. Sofia Meechan is one such child.
n average, a pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, counting from the last day of a woman’s last menstrual period. Historically, a ‘term’ pregnancy has been defined as one that occurs between 37 weeks and 42 weeks.
In vitro fertilization, which has been on the rise for some time now, generally uses a woman’s own eggs and the sperm of her partner to create a viable embryo. However, this is most successful in women who are under 35 years of age because, with age, eggs become less viable.