Miracle baby had Katherine parents worried

ALL SMILES NOW: Bridgette and Mathew Dunn with their new baby Levi James Dunn at Katherine HospItal.
ALL SMILES NOW: Bridgette and Mathew Dunn with their new baby Levi James Dunn at Katherine HospItal.

A premature baby born at just over 34 weeks had new Katherine parents “a little worried” earlier this month.  

But the miracle baby pulled through quickly, thanks to the amazing doctors and midwifes at both the Katherine and Darwin hospitals. 

Already classed as a high risk pregnancy, due to type one diabetes, Bridgette Dunn was luckily ready to go at Darwin Hospital early. 

She gave birth to Levi James Dunn by emergency caesarean on July 31. 

When she found out her baby’s lungs were not quite developed, Ms Dunn said “it got a little bit scary for a second”. 

“But the doctors and midwifes were absolutely amazing. 

“The touch and go situation was over pretty quickly and he has pulled through,” she said. 

Mr and Ms Dunn, who moved to the region earlier this year for work, stayed at Darwin Hospital for 11 days.

The couple said the help and support from the doctors and midwifes has been second to none. 

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