My premature babies

I have had two premature pregnancies, my first not ending happily. I had my daughter on Feb 1, 1997, when I was 20 gestational weeks pregnant and she weighed 1 pound and was 12 inches long. I had started to bleed and went to emergency, a doctor checked me out and said that I was […]

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Preemie Gets Pacemaker

Pictures of the ‘miracle’ five-day-old premature baby fitted with a pacemaker Liam King’s parents were told their little boy would probably not survive more than 15 minutes after his birth. But the tiny tot, who was born with a heart defect, not only defied medical odds by surviving but went on to have a pacemaker

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Casting Call for Preemie Parents

ABC’s prime time Emmy nominated program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, would like to highlight a March of Dimes family who has a prematurity story. Please note that families must own their home and the home should tie into their story: Either the home needs to be fixed in order to bring the baby home from

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Premature Births Linked to Pesticides?

A study at the Indiana University School of Medicine found that the premature birth rates in the United States could be linked with increased use of pesticides and nitrates. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, pesticide and nitrate levels in surface water were highest May–June and lowest August–September. The highest prematurity rate occurred May-June (11.91

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