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.
Tag: "Premature Birth"
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.
We are in a day and age in which many women are encouraged to make the family choices that work best for them. Some women choose not to have children, while others choose to delay pregnancy until later on in life. However, Newcastle University experts are concerned that the waiting will later cause regret for some women, especially if they find out that they can no longer have children.
Little Dexter Brady is your typical happy, healthy three-year-old child. But his life didn’t start out that way. Born at 23 weeks, no bigger than “the size of a Beanie Baby,” this little boy is a walking miracle!
If there’s anything we’ve learned here at Growing Your Baby, it’s that babies will come when (and where) they are ready, no matter what their due date is. An when it comes to due dates – only about 4 percent of mothers deliver on their due dates, and approximately 70 percent deliver within ten days of it. But the other 30 percent don’t fall anywhere close. Why is that, exactly?
Quintuplet births are extremely rare; only 37 infants were born in 2010 (the last year for which information on quints are available from the National Center for Health Statistics). But quints in Nebraska are especially rare; in fact, they just welcomed the third set to ever be born there. They are the Garcia quints, born to Bianca Garcia, 30, and Jose Garcia, 32.