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1-Pound Baby Born Early Aboard Cruise Ship Survives

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1-Pound Baby Born Early Aboard Cruise Ship Survives - by Laura Wagner/ The Two-Way: Breaking News from NPR/ America/ National Public Radio/ npr.org

"Hands the size of quarters and weighing only 1 pound, a baby born about three months early aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean is expected to live.

A Utah couple, Chase and Emily Morgan, were on a seven-day Royal Caribbean cruise with their 3-year-old daughter earlier this month. What was supposed to be a relaxing vacation to celebrate their daughter's birthday quickly turned into a nightmare when Morgan went into early labor on the family's second night aboard.

Morgan's due date wasn't until Dec. 19, but her son Haiden had other plans..."

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In this Sept. 11 photo provided by Emily Morgan, Chase Morgan holds his son Haiden's hand at the Miami Children's Hospital. Emily Morgan, who unexpectedly gave birth on a cruise ship months before her due date, says she wrapped towels around her boy and, with the help of medical staff, managed to keep him alive until the ship reached port.
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My son lives in Seattle. This past October I became a first-time grandfather. My granddaughter, Arianna is a premie. She also was due in December but came early and was 2.5 lbs at birth. It was touch and go at first but Ari's a fighter. She survived and came home in December.

She is now about 17 pounds and doing fine. I saw her for the first time in July.
Ari crawled for the first time the day before we came home. that was so exciting to experience.

Modern medicine is amazing. I feel blessed.


Richard

P.S. Is there a way to transfer a picture from my phone to a Tug post? I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
Thanks
 
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Indeed, modern medicine is amazing.

But being born so early is trauma and some don't fully recover. I read that about 25% of babies born so early (like the one in the article at 1 pound, much less so for ones like your grand-daughter) have lasting disabilities. So, amazing, but far from perfect.

The RadioLab episode called 23 weeks and 6 days is worth a listen for anyone interested in the subject: http://www.radiolab.org/story/288733-23-weeks-6-days/

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