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Premature Baby Put In Sandwich Bag To Keep Warm
7:00am 25th March 2014
A Redruth mum has told Pirate FM her premature baby "would never have survived" if it was not for Treliske hospital.
Little Lucia was delivered thirteen weeks early and weighed just over 1lb.
She was placed in a sandwich bag to keep her warm straight after birth.
The tiny baby was in hospital for six months with complications with her bowel.
Mum Emma Sansford had five failed IVF treatments before Lucia was born.
Now she has plans to raise money for the units that helped save Lucia's life.
She said: "It's not just the medical support, they were just brilliant, the GP surgery and the midwives, everyone. The sort of psychological and emotional side of it, it's really tough. I didn't think my little girl would be here to tell the tale but thanks to all those people, they also gave me the strength to keep going.
"With a pregnancy like mine the consultant led input was so important. She would never have survived, she would never have lasted the pregnancy and I would have had a still birth and that is unfortunately very common. We're very lucky."
Consultant Aylur Rajasri helped Emma and Lucia through their complications, she said: "At each point there were chances she might not even survive, and it's very hard for a couple to go through that. I think Lucia is a fighter, she started fighting from early on in the pregnancy and has survived all the odds.
"It is very usual for us to consult the parents when they have such a premature baby, that sometimes the baby can't even survive the delivery. Lucia is I'd say one of the miracle babies."
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