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Premature Birth

Preemies Zoe and Abby Skrilow celebrate their 1st birthday (credit: family photo)

Annual March For Babies To Fight Against Premature Birth This Weekend

The joy of discovering he was to be the father of twin girls soon turned sadness for Michael Skrilow of Queens. Skrilow’s twins were born nine weeks early and Zoe weighed just 2 pounds, but they thrived.

04/24/2014

Ambulance (credit: clipart.com)

911 Dispatcher, Stony Brook EMTs Help New Mom Deliver Premature Twin Boys

Most babies arrive on their own schedule. The 48-year-old new mom from Stony Brook learned that firsthand when her twin boys came nearly three months early.

03/14/2014

Gabriella Hope Bedryk in the NICU after being born prematurely. (credit: Handout)

Sunday Marks March Of Dimes’ World Prematurity Day

Promising news came earlier this month when the March of Dimes announced the pre-term birth rate of 11.5 percent, a fifteen-year low.

11/15/2013

Briana and Matthew Tortoso with baby John Carlo (courtesy: Briana Tortoso)

Family Finds Strength To Go On After Loss Following Premature Birth

For so many families, the premature birth of twins often means the loss of one child. One family credits the March of Dimes for helping them keep living.

04/26/2013

Stacey Wender with her 10-year-old son Blake Kortye (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Mother Of Premature Baby Credits March Of Dimes For His Survival

At 26 weeks into her first pregnancy, Stacey Wender had no idea she was about to give birth. But that’s what happened. Her son Blake was born weighing just two pounds.

04/26/2013

Jennifer Ort with her granddaughter Abigail (courtesy Jennifer Ort)

Grandmother Turns Heartbreak Into Advocacy For Premature Babies, Their Parents

When a baby is born prematurely, it is incredibly hard on the parents. That’s where this New York City grandmother comes in.

04/25/2013

Rosemary Pineda-Gelb, Eric Gelb, 19-month-old Ethan Gelb (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Family In March Of Babies To Honor One Son, Remember Another

Rosemary Pineda-Gelb gave birth to twin boys 14 weeks early. Ethan survived. Caleb did not.

04/24/2013

Tianna Jackson, he mother Nicola Gaskin, her father Kamau Jackson, and Dr. Joanne Loewy, the Director of the Louis Armstrong Center at Beth Israel Medical Center, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Music Therapy Helps Premature Babies At Beth Israel NICU

“Their respiratory rate is a little lower, which is very good for them. If you’re in a calmer state you’re going to grow better, faster, and go home sooner,” Dr. Aimee Telsey told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.

04/24/2013

Broadway Rocks Times Square - Sep 20, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Broadway Rocks Times Square For Kids With Special Needs

There was a special celebration in Times Square today for some children with special needs.

09/20/2012

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Brooklyn Mom Struggles With Experience Of Premature Birth

Premature birth is actually a common experience, but it is often unexplained. Many refer to the experience as birth without joy, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

04/27/2012

Pregnant Woman (file / credit: clipart.com)

Premature Birth Hits Home For Maternal Newborn Nurse

A woman who spent her life helping others deal with a troubling situation is now helping her own family deal with it, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

04/27/2012

Pregnant Woman (file / credit: clipart.com)

Union Square Clinic Uses Group Technique To Cut Premature Births

The program at the Institute for Family Health, called CenteringPregnancy, brings women out of exam rooms and into groups for their care.

04/26/2012

Pregnant Woman (file / credit: clipart.com)

Expectant Moms In The Bronx Get Points For Baby Supplies By Attending Classes

“It makes it fun because it encourages you to go. You know that you’re being rewarded,” said Bronx mom Brenda Ouyor, who just graduated from the program.

04/26/2012

Pregnant Woman (file / credit: clipart.com)

March Of Dimes Discourages Elective C-Sections Before 39 Weeks

The March of Dimes, in its fight to prevent premature births, has tackled elective c-sections where the mother or doctor opt for delivery before 39 weeks.

04/25/2012

The neonatal intensive care unit at New York University Medical Center. (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Empire State Building Going Purple For World Prematurity Day

Each year, a half million babies in the U.S. are born premature.

11/17/2011

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