Premature births on the rise

By Sarah Barnett In Current Affairs

Print Share
24th December, 2011
Maggie was born on January 12 this year, by c-section, at 8.58am. Arriving nine weeks early, she weighed 1.67kg (3lbs 11oz) – less than the weight estimate based on her last ultrasound, and considered low even by the standards of babies born two months too soon. Her hair, which we’d last seen on that ultrasound waving ghostlike, turned out to be black, plastered to her head, and her tiny lungs were getting their first workout as she shrieked into the crowded operating theatre. She was checked over, bundled up, brought to me for a kiss – long enough to see blue eyes and a pointy ...

NZ Listener print only subscriptions & digital only subscriptions

NZ Listener subscriptions;

Print subscriptions: To receive the NZ Listener in your mailbox each week click here.

Digital subscriptions: We now have the NZ Listener weekly edition as a digital reader version via the Zinio digital platform – read the latest edition on your computer or via the Zinio app on your tablet.  To find our more click here.

Archive content: If you’re interested in accessing archive content, please contact our NZ Listener helpdesk contact us.  We endeavor to get back to you within 5 working days.

Locked content: If you have an archive content login, please login to view and unlock content, for more information regarding locked content please read our NZ Listener FAQ’s

Any queries regarding access please contact our NZ Listener helpdesk contact us.

More by Sarah Barnett

Switch to our mobile site