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Video: 27-Weeker Preemie

I found this video on YouTube. It’s the story of Ronan, born at 27-weeks due to PROM.

Afton Mower About Afton Mower

After Mower (UT) lost her firstborn son at 21 weeks.  Her daughter was born a year and a half later at 27 weeks.  The NICU was overwhelming and isolating and it was through those two experiences she was led to found this social hub for parents to find the support they needed. Afton also gave birth to another daughter, born two days overdue after four months of strict bedrest. She believes it is a tender experience to hold a special baby in your arms when his spirit returns to his heavenly home, a miracle to watch tiny babies survive the risks of prematurity and a blessing to hold a healthy full-term baby after months of difficulty and sacrifices.


  1. Wow, this is beautiful! Our little man was born at 25 weeks (PPROMed at 18+5, had severe haemorrhaging from subchorionic hematomas & placental abruption etc) We lost our sons fraternal twin in the pregnancy, but are so blessed to have him! This video really brings back the NICU memories…. what a beautiful baby boy you have!

  2. my gbabies was 1lb the othr 14 oz both doing good

  3. just balled my eyes out 🙂
    i have 2 premie babies… our daughter born at 33 weeks and our son… at 31 weeks…
    The song used in this video was also used at my sister in laws daughters funeral.. who was born at 32weeks and lived for 46 mins.

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