One-pound baby thriving

A local mother is giving thanks to staff at Kelowna General Hospital.

Suzette Postma says without the care, attention and great work of the KGH doctors and nurses, her son might not be alive.

Postma went to the hospital last August after she started experiencing labour pains, but at only 26 weeks pregnant she didn’t think giving birth was an actual possibility.

Earlier that day she says she had been reading the book, ‘What to expect when you’re expecting,’ and had just learned her baby was only the size of a turnip.

“I ended up going to full blown labour, but originally they had tried to stop it because I was only 26 weeks. I took some medication; we thought it was OK but then I started to dilate fairly quickly and had contractions.”

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