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Dear Henry – A whirlwind preemie


The path to parenthood is not always simple or straightforward. For Nikki and Matt Thompson, years of struggling with infertility ended in February of 2016 with a positive pregnancy test following their first round of In Vitro Fertilization. The first 23 weeks of pregnancy were blissful. No morning sickness, no cravings, the baby appeared to be healthy as was mom. Matt…

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Supergirl Kierstyn – A CMN Miracle


Mary Catherine Rader’s pregnancy was, by all measures, progressing very nicely. And then all of a sudden it wasn’t. On April 21, 2009, a full three months before her youngest child was due to arrive, Mary Catherine started to have contractions. While the expectant mother didn’t have any symptoms beyond the contractions, she knew something wasn’t quite right, these weren’t Braxton…

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When Baby Comes Early – Sarah and Arlo’s Story Part 3


Sarah and Arlo are testament to the strength of the human spirit and the amazing work that passionate, dedicated medical professionals do every day at TMC for Children. We pick up the story as Arlo has made a very dramatic early entry into the world and Sarah, Edward and Arlo become immersed in their new environment, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Arlo’s…

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Dawson – from 3 pound 6 ounce preemie to tough little dude


When Lisa Jones’s pregnancy was identified as high-risk at her 20-week ultrasound appointment, matters only worsened before she felt any glimpse of positivity. Lisa’s obstetrician discovered that her baby had a cleft lip and palate; then, her baby was diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction—he was not growing as he should be. This meant Lisa would be delivering a premature baby.…

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Preemie in Good Hands as Father's Day Nears


If you cup your hands together and look down, that’s the size Boston Zacharias Romero was when he was born at Tucson Medical Center in mid-February at 27 weeks. He weighed one pound, 7 ounces. It was a frightening time for the Romero family, especially since little Boston’s lungs collapsed two times. “We were all very scared and worried,” recalled…

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Miracles do happen


Brandon Smalling was born extremely premature at 24 weeks gestation. Brandon weighed all of 1.5 pounds and spent the first three months of his life in the Tucson Medical Center NICU. Two weeks prior to his original due date, Brandon was sent home, but his visits to the hospital didn’t end. Additional complications led to eye surgery, and Brandon donned his…

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