Why These Preemie Parents Are Sharing Their NICU Photos

On Sep. 23, 2015, Jourdan and Matt Moore welcomed their twin son and daughter, Jaxson and Cadence. The babies were born four months early and went on to spend over three months in the NICU. The experience was difficult for the Moores to say the least, but now the twins are healthy and thriving at home. Jourdan and Matt are sharing photos from the NICU, along with images of their progress, to offer a message of hope to other parents in that difficult situation. On this day... One year ago October 16th Jaxson fit inside his daddy's hand. He was 23 days old and weighed 1lb 8oz. Exactly one week prior he had a breathing spell unlike any others. I was there with him when he stopped breathing and his heart dropped so low it almost stopped. I watched an amazing team of NICU staff jump into action. His tiny body was still and gray as one nurse gave chest compressions with her thumbs, another breathed for him with a bag, and a doctor re-intubated him placing the tube down his throat. In that moment I thought I might never see this beautiful scene again... Father holding his son. A week later here we were, enjoying the preciousness of life. And now this father wrestles with and works to keep up with the same little boy who is a non-stop ball of energy and a constant source of joy in our lives. God is good. #touchesoflove A photo posted by Journey To Mini-Moore (@journeytominimoore) on Oct 16, 2016 at 7:08am PDT One throwback photo, which went viral on Instagram, shows Ma...
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ConclusionSuccessful implementation of available perinatal HIV intervention dramatically reduced vertical transmission rate of HIV. MTCT rate was 0% in NTUH after the program. However, as NTUH is an HIV referral center, additional efforts are needed to achieve the World Health Organization criteria of lowering the vertical transmission rate of HIV to
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In Missouri, state legislators overwhelmingly passed a law Friday placing new restrictions on doctors who perform abortions. The law bans the procedure after eight weeks of pregnancy, and there are no exceptions for rape or incest. Doctors could face up to 15 years in prison for performing an abortion. Kenneth Craig reports.
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