Sabina Checkett: Premature baby becomes neonatal doctor 32 years later to help others

Sabina Checkett: Premature baby becomes neonatal doctor 32 years later to help others

- Sabina Checkett, born in 1986 as a premature baby, has become a doctor 32 years after to help babies

- After her early birth, doctors advised her parents against touching her, adding that she had a 50/50 percent chance of surviving

- The baby who is now a professional doctor said she wants to give back and help children who were born with the same fate as hers

Life has its way of throwing up interesting events and ironies. The story of Sabina Checkett is no different.

Born in 1986, she came out prematurely as her parents were told that she may have health problems if she is touched, Daily Mail reports.

Thirty-two years later, the then premature baby has now turned a doctor, determined to help babies who are in the same condition she was born into.

When Sabina was born, the doctor said she has a 50/50 survival chance as she came almost three months early and weighed 2lbs.

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She weathered through the storm but had to stay back at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for more than three months before going home with her parents.

Sabina Checkett survived as premature baby even when many thought she would not. Photo credit: Daily Mail

Sabina Checkett survived as premature baby even when many thought she would not. Photo credit: Daily Mail
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It should be noted, however, that medical science has improved since then as parents can now not just touch their babies but cuddle them.

In a painful and emotional recall, the doctor said that the hospital only allowed her parents to see her just once a day, while relatives are to see her once weekly.

She said that she has always wanted to be a doctor right from when she was just six years old.

“My school did some fundraising for our local neonatal unit, and because the school knew I was born there prematurely, I went along to visit.

“After walking on the ward and seeing all of the newborn babies in their cots, I came home and told my mum I wanted to be a doctor,” she said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that two sisters Tara Howard and Tori Drinkard, nurses at the Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Centre, contributed greatly to humanity as they helped deliver a set of twins.

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The woman identified as Rebecca Williams gave birth to twins called Addison and Emma. Irish Post reports that it is the first time the two sisters were working together in the same delivery room.

Another amazing thing about the two sisters is that they were born in the same hospital 26 years ago.

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