Sometimes the best way to give a baby the greatest chance of survival is through prevention of preterm birth. This is especially true for high-risk pregnancies, which puts mom at an increased chance of delivering preterm (before 37 weeks). A high-risk pregnancy occurs when a woman has conditions – preexisting or developed during pregnancy – […]
When Devika Walia was born at Wooster Community Hospital on Oct. 1, 1999, at 23 weeks gestation, she weighed a mere 1 pound, 6 oz. – her premature birth made all the more harrowing because her mother delivered 3 babies that day. Doctors told the triplets’ parents they likely only had hours to live. Although […]
There was a time, not so long ago, when our family measured life by days…minutes…and breaths taken. Each day was a blessing, and we recognized the true miracles we were witnessing. On Nov. 12, 2013, our daughters Paige and Harper came into this world fighting. They arrived too soon at 25 weeks and 5 days […]
“Give us 6 hours and we’ll do all we can,” they were told. In 6 hours, Jean and Lou Greco of Hillsville, Pa., would find out how their baby daughter Josie’s life would play out; if it would play out at all. Five days earlier, Josephine, called “Josie,” had been born prematurely at 29 weeks, […]
Whenever 17-year-old Lexi Krosky fires up an episode of Full House on her iPad, she knows it makes her happy. She is the ultimate Full House fan and cannot be beat when it comes to trivia about plot lines, the characters and the stars who portray them. Before the iPad, she wore through several DVD sets of the complete series.
I went to Fort Jackson from Ohio, to go to my fiance’s graduation at basic training. I was 21 weeks pregnant. The night we came back I was having really bad pains, but I ignored them because I didn’t want to feel guilty for waking my mom up to take me to the triage.