condition: Prematurity

Joseph’s Story

Joseph was just one pound, 5 ounces when he was born. He made his debut unexpectedly, 16 weeks early. Joseph spent 6 months on a ventilator before his lungs were finally strong enough to function with just the assistance of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. With CPAP – which is a mask positioned […]

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A shocking entrance

Dec. 15th 2010, I’m 25 weeks pregnant and everything has been normal. I’m at work about to open and use the restroom. There’s blood and I’m panicking. Call my boss and drive to the hospital. I can barely speak to the people in the ER, they rush me back and within 20 minutes, I’ve had […]

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Cami’s Story

On May 20, 2013, Cami was born via emergency c-section at 25 weeks and 2 days gestation weighing just  1 lb. 7 oz. The larger of our identical twin girls, she had an incredibly rough start and was given chest compressions in the delivery room. When our daughters were just 9 days old, we lost […]

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Carson, Our Rainbow Baby

Carson, our rainbow baby was born six weeks early at Grant Medical Center due to medical conditions that put me his mother and him in danger. He was immediately sent to their NICU which is a branch of Nationwide Children’s Hospital due to low oxygen saturation. After a portable chest x-ray and lab work it […]

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Decko the Competitor

Decko was born at 33 weeks and spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). He was then diagnosed with necrotizing entercolitis (NEC), which is a disease of the intestine of newborn infants. Decko has been through a lot but that hasn’t stopped him from being a happy kid! He’s probably spent more time […]

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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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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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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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Miracle triplets who were born too soon

It took us 5 long years to get pregnant. When we found out we were having triplets we were ecstatic! My pregnancy had been going great until 24 weeks. I was admitted to the hospital on strict bed rest for shorten cervix and possible preterm labor. My water broke at 27 wks 5 days and […]

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