Confessions of a Preemie: How I am different than a Full Term Baby - I love this! A great way to explain to those who don't understand why a preemie sleeps so much, or reacts a certain way to stimulation, and how best to interact with a preemie.
Son is Born After Husband Keeps “Brain Dead” Pregnant Wife Alive to Give Birth. Robyn Benson was 22 weeks pregnant when she suffered from a brain hemorrhage. Her husband, Dylan, went out to get some medicine for her headache and, when he returned, Robyn was unconscious on their bathroom floor, but still breathing. Although medical professionals made attempts to revive her, doctors discovered blood had leaked in to Robyn’s brain and they told Dylan Robyn would never...
My micropreemie, born 02/20/2000 - a millenial, micropreemie miracle! She weighed 1 lb, 2.6 oz (525 gms) and was born at 22 weeks, 4 days gestation, before "viability". She's now 13! Note the size of my finger in relation to her head. Her eyelids stayed fused for 31 days. We could see through her skin.
22 Weeks: Less than 10% of babies born at 22 weeks live to NICU discharge. 23 Weeks: Survival varies greatly. Between 1/4 and 2/3 of babies born at this gestational age will survive. 24 Weeks: About 1/2 to 3/4 of babies will live. 25 Weeks: Up to 85% of babies will survive. 26 Weeks: 80% to 93% of babies born at this gestational age will live.
Ruth Nash did everything in her power to fight for the life of her children. After her water broke just 22 weeks into her pregnancy, Nash laid with her feet elevated, hoping gravity would help her from going into labor, according to the Daily Express.