She Weighed 2 Pounds at Birth and Had a 50% Chance to Survive, Now She’s Saving Premature Babies

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She Weighed 2 Pounds at Birth and Had a 50% Chance to Survive, Now She’s Saving Premature Babies

Thirty years ago, doctors were not sure if Sabina Checkett would survive because she was born so prematurely. But the tiny baby girl fought for her life; and today, she is helping other premature babies to thrive as a medical specialist in London, England.

New Study Shows Premature Babies Can Survive at Earlier Ages, But Will Hospitals Let Them Die?

A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates widespread discriminatory denial of life-preserving medical treatment to premature infants based on fear that if assisted to live they might have disabilities – in defiance of protective federal law. It provided a startling snapshot into the treatment of very premature infants.