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Miracle Baby Born at 30,000 Feet.

25 weeks into her pregnancy, Nicola Delemere didn't think she had any reason to be concerned about flying from Manchester to the island of Crete. But shortly into the flight, the expectant mother's water broke, and she soon gave birth to Alfie - who weighed just over 1 pound.

Once the baby arrived, the flight crew immediately realized that they didn't have the proper equipment to support such a premature baby. One quick thinking stewardess, who only had basic medical training, used a straw to clear the boy's lungs, provided him with heart massage, and performed mouth to mouth on him for 30 minutes to keep him alive.

Against all odds, the baby has survived the past four months, grown to over 5 lbs, and is now at home. Link [Daily Mail]

I can't even imagine giving birth to a 1 lb baby. My son was just born last Friday, and he seemed incredibly small and fragile at 6 lbs!

(BTW - all of us are doing well, and actually getting some sleep)
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Now I'm truly glad I posted this ... had I not, I probably would have never been shown the following Google Ad:

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Are monkeys cheaper than salon workers for wax jobs? I imagine there's some trade-off between comfort and cost in this situation. Ouch.
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Granted, 25 weeks is extremely early, but still, what the heck is a pregnant woman doing on a plane? Why do pregnant women always put themselves in some ridiculous situation anyways? Shopping, going to the movies, taking a cab-ride, going on vacation to far-away places without hospitals... Maybe it's like a contest to them, so they can One-Up on their sister or girlfriends. "Honey, I'm in my 37th week now, can we go to the Himalayas?" ;-)
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