Delivering a preemie: The story behind our Time magazine story — 2 Comments

  1. We had just started receiving Time magazine the end of May. When the June 2 issue arrived I couldn’t wait to read the story about saving preemies. We also had a preemie born June 28, 1975. Our son wasn’t due until Sep. 16! The similarities were unreal- our son Adam was born between 28 & 29 weeks. (Back then ultra sounds were unheard of). He was 2 lb 11 oz and 15 in long. And was born at Milwaukee County Hospital and remained in the NICU for 7 weeks. He came home weighing 4lb 15oz. I cried the entire time I read the article and again telling my husband about it.
    Our Adam will turn 39 on Saturday and I have saved the article for him. He had less than a 50/50 survival rate back then but he made it and is a wonderful son, husband and father. I commend you for breast feeding David as I did Adam even after the Dr. Said no because they discouraged bonding back then. He was 5 wks old before I held him but the wait was worth it! He developed beautifully and there have been very few health issues through the years. He graduated from the University of Iowa and received his MBA from ASU. We are very blessed to have him.
    Good luck to all of you as you enjoy your son. Rosemary Rice

  2. Thanks for sharing your story, Rosemary. We really love hearing those kinds of things! — Neal