Join us on Facebook
Home Coming Events Recent News Real Estate Restaurants Attractions Information Advertise or List your business Contact Webmaster
Thursday, 23 February 2012

Miracle Baby

Montagu News - Miracle Baby
Aleyna was born on 15 October 2011 at 25 weeks, medically anything under 28 weeks is seen as a miscarriage, she weighed 720g and was 32cm long.

She was born at Worcester MediClinic and directly after birth placed in a jiffy bag to keep her warm and moist. She stayed here for 4 days after which she was flown by ER24 helicopter to Blouberg Netcare where she got specialist care from Drs Ricki Dippenaar and L van Wyk - both Neonatologists.

While there I was unable to hold her for the first month as her skin was so delicate and sensitive to touch - I could however 'cup' her, this is where you hold the baby with your one hand on the bottom and one on the head and gently apply pressure - this gives a womb like feeling, if I was not at the hospital to cup her, they would put soft gel bags on her head and bottom.

We came back to Worcester MediClinic 7 weeks after her stay at Blouberg and stayed in Worcester for another 7 weeks. We only returned to Montagu on 01 Feb 2012.

Aleyna is the clinic's youngest surviving baby, and surely sets the record for the youngest baby in Montagu - Truly Montagu's Miracle Baby.

She is doing very well at home - weighed her today... 3.5kg!!

Events Mailer

On the 1st of every month, we send out our "Events Mailer", highlighting all the events taking place in and around Montagu for that month. Be sure to subscribe not to miss out on important events.