Juniper French was born four months early, at 23 weeks gestation. She weighed 1 pound, 4 ounces, and her twiggy body was the length of a Barbie doll. Her head was smaller than a tennis ball, her skin was nearly translucent, and through her chest you could see her flickering heart. Babies like Junipe
In this extraordinary memoir, two journalist–parents of the dangerously premature Juniper–write in alternating chapters about the ordeal to save their daughter's life and the ethical implications of neonatal medicine.