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Premature Baby Left in Momís Arms to Die, Hospital Wonít Revive Babies Born Before 23 Weeks

 
julie ertelt
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Premature Baby Left in Momís Arms to Die, Hospital Wonít Revive Babies Born Before 23 Weeks
[link to www.lifenews.com]
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23 weeks is so young. Almost no chance of living. 24 weeks is really the lower end of survivability. And even if they did everything they could and it lived it would likely be disabled and mentally and physically. Kindest thing to do is not to try.
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23 weeks is so young. Almost no chance of living. 24 weeks is really the lower end of survivability. And even if they did everything they could and it lived it would likely be disabled and mentally and physically. Kindest thing to do is not to try.
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Babies have survived being born as early as 19 weeks. The bigger the baby, the better the chance for survival, but SOME can be saved at an early gestation.
I had a neighbor who delivered her daughter at 22 weeks. She spent 3 months in the hospital, but not only survived, but thrived.
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04/10/2014 05:17 PM
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This is a terribly sad situation, but I think that hospitals have an ethical obligation to make the best medical decisions for their patients.

If they deem that the probability of survival is not worth the amount of pain and suffering that will be inflicted on the neonate, that is a decision that should be left to the discretion of the doctors.

I am sorry for this family's loss, but I believe that we live in a time where medical technology is often abused and misused in a manner that causes more suffering than anything else.

Medical science should be used to help, not hurt. In some cases, the best way to help is to allow the natural process of death to take its course.

Edit: A couple of things to add after reading the article. 1) Life News is an incredibly biased source of information and its hard to believe that any story featured in the publication is not horribly slanted towards their cause. 2) The hospital/EMT's should have advised this woman of the fact that there would be no resuscitation or revival care available to her neonate upon delivery. It sounds like she was there and in labor plenty long enough to have made alternate delivery arrangements if she had known of their policy. Of course, it sounds like they were wholly expecting a stillborn, so they were probably not discussing what would be done upon a live birth.

As patients, you should be aware of your hospital's policies in all things, especially in cases of premature birth and other reproductive manners. For example, in the US many religiously affiliated hospitals won't give emergency contraception in rape cases. Victims have to go elsewhere. All hospitals have different policies.

In the US, I am unaware of any hospital that would refuse to do everything they could do to preserve the life of a premature neonate, no matter how premature, provided it was alive at the time of birth. But this doesn't mean that these facilities don't exist.

My nephew was born at 29 weeks when my sister developed sudden and severe preeclampsia. She was directly involved in every step of his delivery and his care in the NICU. They wanted her to have an induced vaginal delivery and she demanded a C-section, because the pressure of going through the birth canal can cause brain bleeds in preemies. But if she hadn't been aware and informed prior to the emergency situation, she would have been at the mercy of the so-called medical professionals who do things their way unless patients speak up as their own advocates.

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04/10/2014 05:21 PM
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OP do you support a womans right to choose to murder their unborn baby?
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 Quoting: julie ertelt 45478666

OP do you support a womans right to choose to murder their unborn baby?
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I do
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04/10/2014 05:30 PM
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I found this story quite interesting

[link to www.3news.co.nz]
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My cousin was born at 5 1/2 months. she 22 years old. has hearing problems other then that she is fine
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23 weeks is so young. Almost no chance of living. 24 weeks is really the lower end of survivability. And even if they did everything they could and it lived it would likely be disabled and mentally and physically. Kindest thing to do is not to try.
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That could change, particularly if they actually start trying to solve the problem of premature-born viability with the kind of resources that we spend on wars.

But that would be like a wrecking ball to the pro-abortion argument.
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04/10/2014 06:37 PM
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That child will be fine, it will hear its mothers heart beat and feel the warmth of her arms and the love. GOD bless them and be with them. Live precious child, live!
If you break my wings, I will just find a cloud and learn to fly again. The Lord will catch you when you fall or teach you to fly! May the footprints I leave lead you to BELIEVE.





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