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CBC.ca – Pioneering preemies focus of McMaster MD’s book

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/pioneering-preemies-focus-of-mcmaster-md-s-book-1.2838239

Neonatal expert Dr. Saroj Saigal behind book of letters, history of care, called Preemie Voices

By John Rieti, CBC News Posted: Nov 17, 2014 5:45 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 18, 2014 9:54 AM ET

Once they were tiny babies, born premature and weighing less than two pounds, clinging to life at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Today, those babies are “pioneers,” said the doctor who has studied them for their entire lives.

A group of 16 former “preemies” gathered at the Hamilton hospital on Monday — World Prematurity Day — for the book launch of Preemie Voices, by Dr. Saroj Saigal.

‘Never give up on your children. And if you’re a Continue reading CBC.ca – Pioneering preemies focus of McMaster MD’s book »


http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5031819-giving-a-voice-to-miracle-babies-/

Hamilton’s ‘miracle babies’ – born dangerously too early

Source: World Prematurity Day
Hamilton Spectator
By Emma Reilly

Dr. Saroj Saigal is the mother of dozens of miracle babies.

Other than her daughter, Mira, none of these babies was born to her. But Saigal has loved and nurtured these children since they came into the world more than 30 years ago, each one weighing under 2½ pounds.

“I think of them as my children. I’m really proud of them,” she said.

Saigal, a neonatologist at McMaster University, has devoted her career to studying a group of 100 extremely low Continue reading The Hamilton Spectator – Hamiltons “Miracle Babies” – Born Dangerously Too Early »

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“A Hamilton doctor has spent the last 35 years following pre-mature babies from their early days into their thirties.

Doctor Saroj Saigal is a Neonatologist at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Her research has been published in numerous medical journals over the years, and Monday, she launched her book Preemie Voices. It includes 41 letters written by the preemies about their lives and their medical journeys.

Saigal: “What I wanted to do is write a book from the perspective of the premature infants and give them an opportunity to describe their lives in their own words.”

Her research has revealed pre-term babies show as much long-term promise and achievement as those born at a normal birth weight.”

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