Frontiers of Care: Born At 27 Weeks
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Sabrina Hawkes had a gut feeling that something was wrong with her pregnancy. Her first child had been big. This one was small and growing slowly. At a routine appointment only 27 weeks into her pregnancy, she learned any hope of survival for her baby meant he needed to be born that day at Mount Sinai Hospital. Sinai Health’s NICU became their second home.


Sabrina Hawkes lives with her husband and two boys in Angus, Ontario. Her youngest, Tristan, was born at just 27 weeks one day gestation at Mount Sinai Hospital in October of 2019.

Dr. Jennifer Young is a neonatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and an assistant professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. She currently chairs the Life With A Preterm Baby organization which focuses on community peer to peer groups to support NICU families post discharge.

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