Virginia mom Megan Baker was born 10 weeks early and recently gave birth to her daughter, Grace, at 24 weeks. Advancements in neonatology over the past 20 years have given Grace an increased chance at survival. “That’s certainly the most remarkable thing, that we were able to give Megan a baby that couldn’t have survived at the time she was born,” said Ann Heerens, M.D., neonatologist and medical director at Pediatrix® Neonatology of Virginia. “Not only are we saving more babies at younger ages, but their outcomes, how they do long-term, has also really improved.”

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