Becoming parents is one of the most exciting moments in our life. But for Megan Smith and Eric Pegues, it was the most anxious moment that they had ever faced.Megan was 5-months pregnant, when things began to get complicated. She suffered from high blood pressure, severe morning sickness and almost had two strokes. After that, she spent the following month on bed rest.
ecause placenta problems were depriving Emilia of nutrients and stunting her growth, her parents and doctors at St. Mary’s Hospital in Germany decided to deliver her via c-section at the start of week 26 of pregnancy. She weighed 8 ounces. Her foot was the size of a fingernail.
“For more than six months, it was unclear whether she would survive,” chief physician of obstetrics Sven Schiermeier, MD,“Even children with a birth weight of 14 ounces rarely survive. We have to thank Emilia as well for her own survival. She is a little fighter.”
With the love and support of the medical team and the family, baby Faith defied all the odds. Five months later, she headed to home as a normal and healthy kid. Now E’Layah Faith Pegues, the miracle baby enjoys life to its fullest with her family and has proved to not give up under any situations.