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Never let go: the story of an extreme micro preemie

The odds are: Statistics behind premature births and neonatology

Early arrival kills more newborns than anything else. The Times presents a graphic look at the causes of early labor and the odds of survival for premature and micro preemie babies.


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PART ONE:
Parents of micro preemie face heart-wrenching decisions

When a baby is born at the edge of viability, which is the greater act of love: to save her, or to say goodbye?

NEXT: The zero zone - In a neverland of sick babies, the NICU is a place where there is no future or past. Every moment is a fight for existence. Online Tuesday, Dec. 11.


 
The odds are: Statistics behind premature births and neonatology