Last week I went to my normal once a month reading at msnbc.msn to read pregnancy/health articles. Then I came across the little girl that was born 22wk gestation weighing 10 ounces at birth. Wow, what a precious picture of her little feet in an adult hands (guessing her mother). Tonight I found the updated article.
I am sure you are familiar with Amilla. The little girl who is now home. The story is amazing. I got really upset with the doctor. Read the article. At one point she miscommunicated her weeks and the doctor thought she was 2 weeks further along. He said "if [I] had known the baby's true age [I] never would have gone the extra mile and scheduled a Caesarean delivery. 'My focus would have shifted to simply preserving the mother's health, because I knew babies that small don't survive.'"
Is he saying he would of let the baby die just because HE thought the baby was too young? They had stopped her labor already by like 9 days but her water broke and she had an infection. Baby was going to be born anyway.
"Opponents of abortion rights saw Amillia's survival as proof that second-trimester terminations should no longer be permitted." Yeah right! What more proof do you need? Even a 6wk baby heartbeat can be shown through an ultrasound!
"What would be worrisome is if this led some doctors to be overly enthusiastic about babies who have no chance of survival," he said." So instead be a cold hearted doctor who cares nothing about the mom baby and feelings! A doctor can be truthful and yet have hope as well!
"Science only takes us so far" and THANKFULLY God takes us through it and the rest of the way!
I know this baby is a true miracle. But my point is whether a child is born at 22wks or 24wks it should be given just as much of a chance as a 30wk or 36wk baby!
UPDATE: I found the previous article with the pictures. Oh how beautiful!