Premature babies are they doomed? NO!

Contrary to popular belief most newborns do very well!
Montreal – June 19, 2009: Often when people conjure up the image of a premature baby, they imagine a tiny little infant, vacillating between life and death, with tubes and wires and monitors attached all over his body. In reality, this image represents only a very small portion of the babies born prematurely each year. The vast majority of babies born before term is healthy and grow up to be just like you and me.

The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre and Préma-Québec are holding a joint press conference to dismantle the myths about premature babies.

When: June 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC

During the press conference:

  • The Montreal Children’s Hospital will talk about the vast majority of premature babies who do well
  • Préma-Québec will unveil its plans for Québec’s first Journée Quebecois pour les enfants prematuré taking place September 5th
  • Author Ginette Legendre will launch her new book Minus, la chèvre premature. After the press conference, Mme. Legendre will read from her children’s book in the clinic area of the hospital.

The parents of premature babies with attend the press conference with their children of various ages including Elizabeth and Beatrice Lamy of Trois Riviére, the seven year old twins were born at 28 weeks.

For more information please contact:

Lisa Dutton
Public Relations and Communications
The Montreal Children’s Hospital
McGill University Health Centre