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Inspiring Before-and-After Portraits Of Premature Babies

Depending on when they are born, early babies can face tough uphill battles. As a Quebec-based photographer, Red Methot points in his Les Premas photo series, premature babies often do win their many challenges and persevere!

via Red Methot

Noah and Nathan, born at 32 weeks
Noah and Nathan, born at 32 weeks

 

Julie, born at 7 months of pregnancy, and her son Kevin, born at 34 weeks
Julie, born at 7 months of pregnancy, and her son Kevin, born at 34 weeks

The photo series has people of broadly varying ages pose with photos of themselves as premature babies. In most, the trappings of the hospital ICU are still present. Premature babies can be born with underdeveloped organs, and are usually held in the ICU until their organs have developed fully.

Emile, born at 26 weeks
Emile, born at 26 weeks

 

Zachary, born at 27 weeks
Zachary, born at 27 weeks

 

Felix, born at 23 weeks, and his brother Alexis, born at almost 33 weeks
Felix, born at 23 weeks, and his brother Alexis, born at almost 33 weeks

 

Alice, born at 27 weeks
Alice, born at 27 weeks
Tamica, born at 32 weeks (and 26 weeks pregnant at the time of the photo)
Tamica, born at 32 weeks (and 26 weeks pregnant at the time of the photo)
Felix, born at 24 weeks
Felix, born at 24 weeks
Theo, born at 25 weeks
Theo, born at 25 weeks
Noah, born at 32 weeks. His twin sister Victoria, left in the framed picture, died after living 1 month
Noah, born at 32 weeks. His twin sister Victoria, left in the framed picture, died after living 1 month
Charles, born at 26 weeks
Charles, born at 26 weeks
Eva, born at 29 weeks
Eva, born at 29 weeks
Margot, born at 29 weeks
Margot, born at 29 weeks
Lexiani, born at 25 weeks
Lexiani, born at 25 weeks
Thomas, born at 23 weeks
Thomas, born at 23 weeks

 

Via Yahoo! Parenting

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