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Babies: Special Delivery Episode 106 / Minute By Minute

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Every day, almost 11,000 babies are born in the United States. That's one every 8-seconds. But every three-and-a-half minutes, a baby is born with complications. From the very minor to the most serious, multiple births, pre-term births, low birth weights, and a variety of birth defects affect the delivery and health of more experiences pregnancy complications. These cases require Special Delivery.

Special Delivery is a series of forty-six one-hour multi-segment documentary-style programs that will explore the drama of real-life pregnancies and the moment of delivery.

This episode features the stories of five women having their babies at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. For the past five years, Parkland has delivered more babies than any other hospital in the country. For 2002, the number is expected to top 17,000. They average 1300 births per month. Patients in this episode include: Adriana and Juan Ibanez who are thousands of miles away from their home in Peru with a baby girl known to have a rare, life-threatening tumor growing inside her chest. Kenya Fogie: her blood pressure is too high and her baby’s heart rate is too low, forcing doctors to take every precaution to safeguard the lives of both mother and baby. Jenay Borrini checked into Parkland this morning when her baby stopped moving. An emergency delivery may be necessary. Elvia Campos is undergoing an emergency c-section to deliver twins that are dangerously pre-mature: only 27 weeks old.

Special Delivery is produced by LMNO Cable Group, Inc. for Discovery Health. Eric Schotz and Bob Niemack are Executive Producers.