Edge of Life

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Edge of Life

Synopsis

EPISODE 21 Tue 7 Jul
How far should we go to save extremely premature babies?

Meet The Guests

Theresa

“I remember saying just tell them we want resus, we want resus”

Claire

“I’m hearing 60% chance of survival and I’m thinking, will they go to school?” 

Janelle

“Could he have been the one in a million that proved them all wrong?” 

Madeleine

"When I was admitted into hospital I was 23 weeks and because I’d passed the magical line in the sand of 22 and 23 weeks…the question became well what do we do now?"

Hollie

“No regret but you do live with the constant guilt every day. You constantly say what if?”

Peter

“I had my moments where my main concern was the disability, I didn’t want a situation where we’ve brought a baby into the world which is severely disabled and then we’ve got no rights to terminate, to switch off those machines.” 

Professor Sue Walker

“It's the worst most difficult decision that you have to live with for the rest of your life and of course you would prefer someone to take it out of your hands.”

Assoc Professor Craig Pennell

“...the glass is half full or half empty.  So we can say that  there is a 50 per cent chance of having a moderate to severe disability, there's also a 50 per cent chance that you won't have that.”

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