Monday, August 18, 2008

Preemie miracle

This story about a baby born yesterday in Nahariya, Israel. According to the story published in Hebrew, the woman went into the hospital for testing because she was having contractions. They decided to keep her overnight and at 1:30 am, she called her husband to say she was 5cm dilated and that they were taking her into the delivery room. Although she was at just 23 weeks, she refused to take any sort of medication because she wanted to give her baby (conceived after 3 miscarriages and fertility treatments) the best chance of survival... The baby was born and was pronounced stillborn. She was wrapped in several layers of sheets and placed in cooling, prior to burial... Five hours later, her mother felt she needed to say goodbye. The father went and brought the baby and unwrapped the sheets. And then she moved. And breathed. And even made a sound.

The baby is currently in the NICU and they are fighting for her life, but hopefully she has a chance.

You can see a picture of the baby here.

3 comments:

Fertilized said...

Holy CoW!

goooooood girl said...

i like......

Dana said...

That is absolutely amazing. I cannot imagine the surprise upon witnessing that kind of miracle. How special. I hope the baby is well taken care of and that his hospital caregivers do everything in their power to help the baby thrive.