This is a video I encourage everyone to watch.
Had we not known about Cohen’s heart defects this would have happen to us. That is simply a fact.
Had my OB not detected his heart defects when I was pregnant, he would have came out looking healthy and perfect, as he did, but we would have had no idea his heart was broken. If he were to have done okay in the hospital (because they can often breath on their own, with a broken heart, until their PDA closes, which usually happens days to a week after), we would have gone home.
Can you imagine your baby coming home and dying in your arms when you thought they were healthy?
Not all states or hospitals require newborn screening and pulse ox tests.
This isn’t the first video/story that I’ve heard of. This is one of the many like this.
ALL babies NEED to have them BEFORE leaving the hospital.
YOU can check on this and request this.
Tell a friend. Tell someone who is pregnant. Tell someone who has a wife pregnant. It truly is something not many people realize.
Oklahoma got great news.
You can contact your legislation, too. One of our senators responded when I wrote….
Thank goodness, CCDH was recently passed into law here in Oklahoma – http://www.savebabies.org/blog/2013/04/cchd-screening-signed-into-law-in-oklahoma/
You can find out more information on newborn screening at savebabies.org .
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