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Premature babies: Before and after

From little things, big things grow. Powerful images of premature babies.

Depending how early they are born, premature babies can have the fight of their lives the very second they arrive in the world.
If a baby's organs haven't properly formed they may spend weeks or months in an intensive care unit.
A Quebec based photographer, Red Methot, has created a powerful series of images of people of all ages holding photographs of themselves as premature babies. We're sharing some of those beautiful images below ...
Alice, born at 27 weeks
Charles, born at 26 weeks
Emile, born at 26 weeks
Eva, born at 29 weeks
Felix, born at 23 weeks, and his brother Alexis, born at almost 33 weeks
Felix, born at 24 weeks
Julie, born at 7 months of pregnancy, and her son Kevin, born at 34 weeks
Lexiani, born at 25 weeks
Margot, born at 29 weeks
Noah, born at 32 weeks. His twin sister, Victoria, left in the framed picture, dies after living a month
Tamica, born at 32 weeks (and 26 weeks pregnant at the time of the photo)
Theo, born at 25 weeks
Thomas, born at 23 weeks
Noah, and Nathan, born at 32 weeks
Zachary, born at 27 weeks.
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