When a child is born before reaching 37 weeks inside the womb, it is a premature birth. 40 weeks in the womb is considered as a full term pregnancy.
An estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely each year, according to the World Health Organization. On an average 1 out of every ten babies is born prematurely. To keep the kids safe, who are born prematurely, they are wrapped in bubble and placed in the plastic bags.
They already have one daughter together, but they wanted to expand their family. They turned to in-vitro fertilization. The process was successful, but unfortunately, Stacy's pregnancy ran into complications.
At just 26 weeks on May 12th, 2015, the twins, Mia and Harrison, were born. The babies had to be removed from their mother with forceps since Stacy began experiencing complications a week earlier. Each was only eight inches long and weighed just over two pounds.
The bad news was, no baby was breathing."There was no crying when they were born. There was no movement," AJ told The Plymouth Herald. Although doctors were able to resuscitate them, but they were only given a 20% chance to live.
In order to keep the infants stabilized and warm, the doctors at Derriford Hospital scrambled, struggled to save them. The doctors gave both babies the bubble wrap and placed them in plastic bags, which kept them safe until they made it into the intensive care unit.
Both are doing well at six months old, with Mia weighing a 12 lbs and Harrison weighing just over 10. Mia and Harrison are finally home.
In 2010, Lexi-Marie Lacey was also swaddled in bubble wrap. Many doctors have apparently resorted to the use of bubble wrap to warm a premature baby.
Sofia Meehan recently started school who survived 15 blood transfusions and heart surgery.
Tiny Gregor Craig was so small that his father's wedding ring fit over his wrist.
It was a quick outside-the-box thinking by the doctors that saved those babies.