Premature birth is the number one killer of babies, and for the first time in eight years, March of Dimes says more children are being born prematurely. Born at 21 weeks and six days gestation, baby Eliora is now nearly eight pounds, and her parents say she is a miracle. MEDNAX-affiliated neonatologist, Dr. Jinny Lavezzi at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., agrees that Ellie’s journey has been remarkable. “She’s had a relatively good outcome so far and you know, I think that that’s something to celebrate for her,” said Lavezzi.
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