She was in the incubator for 100 days. The happy parents took her home on March 31. “He is the smallest baby that has been cared for in our neonatal unit so far,” hospital spokesman Adam Fritscher told Práv.
At first, according to him, it did not seem that the pregnancy of Jana Flasarová from Přerov should develop in any dramatic way. The turnaround occurred only during a check-up at the fetal medicine center of the university hospital. That’s when she learned her baby girl wasn’t growing. “I felt absolutely terrible. They told me that she could die and that they wouldn’t be able to save her,” Jana Flasarová describes the unpleasant moments.
Childbirth in the 28th week
At this moment, specifically in the 26th week of pregnancy, experts from the neonatal department of the university hospital learned about the case. “Colleagues invited us for a consultation with the information that the baby is not growing for a long time and that it will be necessary to decide how to continue the pregnancy,” recalls doctor Martin Wita.
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According to him, the strategy was to keep the baby in the belly as long as possible. However, in the 28th week of pregnancy, the health professionals could not wait any longer. Vaneska was born last year on December 22. At the same time, she did not weigh even half of the standard weight, which is around one kilogram in the 28th week.
“The first two weeks were terrible. I couldn’t even bury Vaneska because she was intubated,” recalls the mother, who visited her daughter every day after her several-day hospitalization.
And when she couldn’t be with the little girl directly, she used the opportunity to watch her on an online camera. “The neonatal ward has wonderful staff, I felt like family there,” she praises the medical staff.
When Vaneska was discharged home, she weighed 1770 grams. “We knew that he would still need oxygen for a longer period of time, so we equipped the parents with a device that allows oxygen to be kept at home. And in terms of nutrition, we knew that what Vaneska needed, she would get from her mother. So there was no need for another hospital stay and we can monitor her condition on an outpatient basis,” added Wita.
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