Born at 23 weeks, Tia-Jane is fighting on

first_imgStuff co.nz 15 November 2015Tiny Tia-Jane’s super-human fight for life started when she put her foot in it.Her mother, Wellingtonian Alysha McVeigh, went into labour only 22 weeks and five days into a pregnancy that was her only chance of a child.Tia-Jane’s chances were remote because  there were still two days to go to reach the crucial deadline of 23 weeks – under hospital policy, a baby born any earlier would be left to die. Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.“The miraculous thing is [Tia-Jane] put her foot in my cervix.”Her unborn baby’s fancy footwork plugged the flow of amniotic fluid, which ensured her womb remained a safe haven for a vital bit longer.By then, Alysha had already spent two and a half weeks in Wellington Hospital on total bedrest because the protective amniotic sac around Tia-Jane had bulged dangerously into the birth canal.http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/pregnancy/birth/74026905/Born-at-23-weeks-Tia-Jane-is-fighting-on?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more