St. Louis, Missouri: Two month old Linda Saffel, who weighed only two pounds 15 ounces at birth and now tips the scale at an ounce over five pounds, is ready to be taken home. But before leaving the DePaul Hospital, Baby Linda serves as "model" in a demonstration by Nurse Genevieve Baker, of a new incubator-resuscitator which is already credited with saving three premature infants' lives since it was installed last November.

St. Louis, Missouri: Two month old Linda Saffel, who weighed only two pounds 15 ounces at birth and now tips the scale at an ounce over five pounds, is ready to be taken home. But before leaving the DePaul Hospital, Baby Linda serves as "model" in a demonstration by Nurse Genevieve Baker, of a new incubator-resuscitator which is already credited with saving three premature infants' lives since it was installed last November.

Unwanted babies for sale in Italy, 1940's Unwanted because of poverty, war, rape, prostitution, starvation, homelessness...

Unwanted babies for sale in Italy, 1940's Unwanted because of poverty, war, rape, prostitution, starvation, homelessness...

Virginia Apgar, American physician, best known for developing the Apgar score, a standardized method for evaluating newborn"s transition to life outside the womb. It's been said that every newborn in a modern hospital anywhere in the world is first looked at "through the eyes" of Dr. Virginia Apgar.

Virginia Apgar, American physician, best known for developing the Apgar score, a standardized method for evaluating newborn"s transition to life outside the womb. It's been said that every newborn in a modern hospital anywhere in the world is first looked at "through the eyes" of Dr. Virginia Apgar.

Nurses are like thank you lord, that annoying family member left. Haha been there!

Run, bitch, RRRUUUNNN!!!!!!!!!!<<<<------------------- The caption of this made me laugh!!!

Run, bitch, RRRUUUNNN!!!!!!!!!!<<<<------------------- The caption of this made me laugh!!!

Saved by a pair of scissors! The miraculous account of premature baby Maddalena Douse, born at just 23 weeks.

Saved by a pair of scissors left on the scales: The premature baby doctors decided to save because she weighed just enough

Saved by a pair of scissors! The miraculous account of premature baby Maddalena Douse, born at just 23 weeks.

When there were Nurses assigned to babies in the nursery at night.  Babies were shown thru the windows twice a day only.

When there were Nurses assigned to babies in the nursery at night. Babies were shown thru the windows twice a day only.

Couveuses op de afdeling Neonatologie

Couveuses op de afdeling Neonatologie

January 14th: Today in 1794, the first documented Caesarean birth was performed in America. Do you have any interesting birth stories in your family history? Births in unusual places, or on the way to the hospital?

January 14th: Today in 1794, the first documented Caesarean birth was performed in America. Do you have any interesting birth stories in your family history? Births in unusual places, or on the way to the hospital?

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