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23 Week Babies: The Price of Life

Synopsis
Babies born four months early - in the 23rd week of pregnancy - exist on the very edge of life. A few go on to become the ‘miracle babies’ of glossy magazines, but most die. Director Adam Wishart has unprecedented access to the babies born in such extreme prematurity on a Birmingham neonatal unit, and asks the difficult question: is it always right to keep them alive?
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 9/3/2011
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
medical ethics; premature babies

Online availability

URI
http://www.adamwishart.info/2011/02/-23-week-babies-the-price-of-life-9th-march-bbc2-9pm.html
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Adam Wishart
Writer
Adam Wishart

Sponsor

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

Adam Wishart

Web
http://www.adamwishart.info/ External site opens in new window
Name

Vimeo

Web
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