Following the recent birth of a 13-ounce baby in Des Moines, Iowa, many people were compelled to share their own stories of survival as premature babies. So Local 5 visited Dr. Cary Murphy, MEDNAX-affiliated neonatologist at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, for his perspective on the fight to survive. Dr. Murphy and team see three to four underdeveloped babies in a month. “You’re pretty much every organ system for them when they come out, especially when you’re talking about this extreme prematurity – it’s kind of day by day, hour by hour.”

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