Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birth

During her prenatal checkups, Sebastian was diagnosed with a severe congenital heart defect, in which the two main arteries of the heart are reversed. His case was especially complex because the interior walls of his heart were sealed shut, so that blood couldn't flow between the chambers to pick up oxygen

Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birthKristine Barry says when she heard her newborn baby Sebastian scream, it was “the most amazing sound I’ve ever heard.” “They always prepped us for a blue baby,” she said. “They always said that he was going to be blue and not vocal because of the lack of oxygen.” But when Sebastian arrived at Mount […]

Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her children

Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha died during pregnancy from a stroke. Doctors saved her nine-week-old embryos after their hearts continued to beat. Hospital staff sung and talked to her bump to replicate a mother's love. Doctors said the babies had no hope of surviving after their mother's death. They were born as healthy premature babies

Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her childrenA brain dead pregnant woman was kept alive for 123 days – the longest time ever – before delivering twins by emergency caesarean section. Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, 21, from Campo Largo in south Brazil, died during pregnancy in October last year after suffering a stroke. Doctors decided to save the nine-week-old embryos after […]

Heartbroken mother shares last moments of 14-month-old son to raise awareness about meningitis

Gaynor McConnell wants people to know a rash isn't always a sign of meningitis, as she lost her 14-month-old son to the deadly disease after staff missed signs 

Heartbroken mother shares last moments of 14-month-old son to raise awareness about meningitisA heartbroken mother has released the final picture of her dying 14-month-old son to raise awareness of meningitis. Gaynor McConnell, 33, from Manchester, wants to show other parents the disease doesn’t always start with a mottled rash after she lost her son, Cayden, to it. Despite her ordeal, she has decided to publicise the shocking […]