Medical science has come a long way…but using a 3D printer to save a baby’s life? Though it may sound absurd, doctors in Michigan did just that.
Tag: "Unusual Baby Stories"
Jenise Kaliszewski and her husband, Greg, had been trying for less than a month to have a baby when Jenise noticed a painful lump near her left armpit. The pain eventually subsided, but a friend told her that she should still see a doctor. Jenise followed her friend’s suggestion, and was sent by her doctor for a sonogram and a mammogram. What happened next would be enough to frighten even the strongest of women.
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.
Most parents see their children as little miracles, and that’s exactly the way it should be. But for the parents of four-year-old Ethan Stewart, the word “miracle” doesn’t even begin to explain how they feel about having him in their life today.
Nearly 200 people died in the earthquake that struck China’s Sichuan province. Thousands more were injured. But amidst the rubble and debris, a little girl, born just an hour after the 7.0 earthquake hit, brought hope and joy to all lucky enough to witness the experience.
During their 20-week ultrasound, Jeffrey Holt and Gemma Moorby learned some devastating news; there was something wrong with their baby, Jasper. Problem was, no one really knew what was wrong.
Mother of six, Natasha Tane, was 30 weeks pregnant when she ended up needing the services of the Northland Electricity rescue helicopter. While passing through the clouds, thousands of feet in the air, her daughter was born aboard that emergency flight.
After working a long shift as an assistant bar manager, Kelly Gadsby awoke early the next morning to severe back pain. The pain continued to get worse so Kelly ended up calling her sister, who then took her to the hospital. Hours later, she delivered a beautiful baby boy. All of that might not seem so odd if it weren’t for the fact that Kelly didn’t know she was pregnant.
Born at sub zero temperatures in one of the fiercest cold days in Toronto, no one thought the infant would survive. But one baby girl pronounced dead, stirred under the sheet and showed she was very much alive surprising doctors, police officers and her family.
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.
Foxes have always been night predators. In the olden days, they snuck onto farms and snatched up unsuspecting chickens. But these sly and stealthy creatures have recently ventured into cities. Recently, they’ve snatched up a new form of prey – one that may very well strike fear in the hearts of parents everywhere.
The recent flood in Australia has left four people dead, thousands evacuated and tens of thousands more stranded. But the tragedy has seen at least one amazing rescue – a little boy and his mother who had been trapped in their truck amid the rising waters.
Organ donation is a beautiful thing – it gives someone a new lease on life. But there are some things that an organ recipient has to deal with. They have to take anti-rejection medication for the rest of their lives to reduce the risk of organ rejection. And for women, having a child after a transplant is considered rare and risky.