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'Ghost white baby' born without most of her blood

'Ghost white baby' born without most of her blood

(NEWSER– Hope Juarez's first name is an appropriate one: The 6-week-old is only the second known "ghost white baby" born in recent years to actually survive. She's so described because she was born with almost no blood, giving her a very white appearance. ABC 7 reports on the medical miracle, which began three weeks before 27-year-old Jennifer Juarez's due date, when she realized the regular kicking she'd been feeling had ceased. She went to her midwife, who asked the Fountain Valley, Calif., woman what her gut feeling was. "Something's not right," Juarez replied. And it wasn't. While some fetal blood loss happens in all but 2% of pregnancies, Hope had suffered a fetal-maternal hemorrhage, and doctors estimate she lost around 80% of her blood.

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