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    Worlds "most premature baby" is now thriving

    Medicine and technology can be amazing..

    "The now 3-year-old girl was born at just 21 weeks, "She may be the most premature known survivor to date," according to a case report about her birth published in the journal Pediatrics last week.

    Before a medical emergency led to the early birth of her daughter in 2014, while still in the antepartum room at Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, Stensrud said that she searched online for any other mothers who gave birth at 21 weeks. "There were stories of 22-weekers, 23-weekers, but nothing about 21-weekers. So I knew that there was little to no survival or viability at 21 weeks," said the stay-at-home mom, now 35.

    Just after Stensrud gave birth, Dr. Kaashif Ahmad, a MEDNAX-affiliated neonatologist at the hospital and lead author of the case report, counseled her about the baby's extremely low chances of survival and initially counseled against resuscitating the baby. "As he was talking to me, I just said, 'Will you try?' And he said he would, and three years later, we have our little miracle baby," Stensrud said. She did not develop any auditory or visual impairments or cerebral palsy, according to the report, and she now attends preschool.

    Around the world, an estimated 15 million babies are born too early -- before 37 weeks gestation -- every year, according to the World Health Organization. There has been an increase in the prevalence of preterm births in the United States, with an additional 8,000 babies being born prematurely last year due to a rise in the preterm birth rate between 2015 and 2016, according to a report released Wednesday from the nonprofit organization March of Dimes.

    Born before 22 weeks, 'most premature' baby is now thriving - CNN

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    This will piss off the lefties.
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    That is one brave little clump of cells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    This will piss off the lefties.
    Why? Because one infant managed to beat insurmountable odds, this is proof of what, exactly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    That is one brave little clump of cells.
    It was certainly an anomaly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Why? Because one infant managed to beat insurmountable odds, this is proof of what, exactly?
    That its alive at 21 weeks.

    Might have to rethink those abortion laws huh?

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    Sure says something about those zygotes that are just tossed into red bags labeled Medical Waste. I wonder how many of them were viable that were aborted... We'll never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Sure says something about those zygotes that are just tossed into red bags labeled Medical Waste. I wonder how many of them were viable that were aborted... We'll never know.
    Really? A single anomaly says that? Ask yourself why this story even exists. Is it because this is common? Or is it because this particular case was, in fact, so extraordinary that it was worthy of noting? If it is the latter, then it is meaningless in regards to any larger discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    That its alive at 21 weeks.

    Might have to rethink those abortion laws huh?
    No one disputes that it is alive. It is the probability of viability that is in dispute. Do you really think that one anomaly destroys the statistically consistent data?
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