23 weeks 6 days

6 minutes

Juniper was born dangerously premature. What was it that made her keep going?

After years of fertility treatments, Kelley Benham and her husband Tom French were finally able to conceive in 2011. Their parental bliss was shattered, however, when their daughter Juniper was born at 23 weeks and six days, just shy of what is considered viable outside the womb, which is 24 weeks. With Juniper having been born in ‘the gray zone’, they faced the realisation that, while modern medicine could help them conceive, it might not be able to save their child. A film from David Terry Fine and Radiolab, 23 weeks 6 days is a moving exploration of love, medical ethics and the human instinct to survive.

Director: David Terry Fine

Producer: Brenna Farrell, Pat Walters

Website: Radiolab

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