Saving Premature Babies

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Almost Home
Babies so tiny they can fit in the palm of your hand. Terrified parents. Experimental therapies.

Inside the Neonatal Intensive Care, every day brings new challenges. For babies, parents, and doctors.

For 25 years, Dr. Christine Gleason has been on the front lines of saving premature babies. She’s had the painful conversations, made split second decisions, and been witness to the tiniest miracles and biggest heartbreaks.

Today, she’s sharing these stories of hope and heartbreak in an intimate and powerful new book.

This Hour, On Point: hope and the human spirit in the Neonatal ICU.

You can join the conversation. Do you know first hand of the miracles that happen inside the NICU? Do you know the heartbreak? Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

Christine Gleason, Chief of Neonatology and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. Her new book is "Amost Home: Stories of Hope and the Human Spirit in the Neonatal ICU."
Read an excerpt from "Almost Home."

Liza Cooper, Director of NICU Family Support at the March of Dimes. You can see more details on the organization's activities and walkathon here.

This program aired on April 20, 2009.


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