condition: Prematurity

Banks’ Story

When six months pregnant, Bailie woke up the morning of August 17 with mild cramping and called her husband to come home from work. She thought she needed to go to the hospital. She believed she was dehydrated and needed IV fluids. She was right about needing to go to the hospital. At the hospital, […]

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How Nationwide Children’s Hospital saved our daughter’s life.

I was 28 weeks pregnant when I went for a routine checkup with my OB. While at that appointment I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and sent over to Doctor’s Hospital for monitoring. After 7 hours of monitoring they let myself and my husband know that I would be admitted and staying in the hospital until […]

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Autymn’s Story

Autymn’s parents have always called her a “miracle baby.” Delivered at a Kentucky hospital just a few days after Christmas, 26-week old Autymn weighed only 1 pound 6 ounces at birth. She was immediately put on specialized equipment in the NICU to help her underdeveloped lungs breathe. Doctors told the Tacketts that Autymn had bronchopulmonary […]

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My victorious fighter

Nicholas was born at 23 weeks 5 days gestation weighing 1 pound 6 ounces at St Ann’s hospital. At 11 days old he was moved to Children’s hospital when the doctors figured out that he needed a PDA ligation on his heart. Not only that but he had a grade 3 and a grade 4 […]

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Killian’s Story

As soon as his parents knew they were pregnant, they named their son to be, Killian, which means small and fierce. It would turn out that was the perfect name. At 25 weeks, Killian’s mom suddenly went into labor.  The doctors did all they could to hold off delivery for more than three days of […]

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Avery’s Story

On December 18th, 2014 at 23 weeks and 5 days pregnant, my worst happened. Without any explanation, I went into labor. We had been prepared by the doctors to expect the worst. We were told statistic after statistic of what could happen if I were to deliverer. The goal was to try to stop my […]

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Grayson and Scarlett’s Beginning

At 25 weeks and 5 days, Grayson and Scarlett decided they could no longer wait to come into our world. They cried on their own, little cries which suited their 1 pound, 15 ounces, and 2 pound bodies. They were wheeled from the OR to the NICU and into the plastic boxes that I later […]

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Katelyn’s Story

Katelyn was born prematurely at 32 weeks gestation. Her mom had gone through 2 years of fertility treatments to get pregnant, and suffered several complications along the way. At 31 weeks, her mom was admitted to the Antepartum unit at OSU Wexner center for strict bedrest due to severe pre-eclampsia. Just after kickoff to a […]

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Jordan’s Story

“Are you mentally prepared for this?” Jovanna asked her husband, Rance. “Are you ready if he’s not alive?” The Robinsons were on the quietest and longest 9-hour drive the couple had ever been on. While in New Jersey at a dance competition for their daughter, Jovanna’s water broke.  She was only 23 weeks. They rushed […]

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