Newborn Screening Family Stories:
Elisa's Story

Elisa Elisa

Our daughter Elisa was born at 33 weeks weighing less than 4 lbs.  She was so small, her little arms were the same size as our fingers!  She spent the first 3 weeks in the NICU, sleeping, growing and learning how to eat.  She was so sleepy and quiet that at times it was hard for us to know whether she was a normal baby.  We were very reassured when each of her 3 newborn screens came back normal.  It's wonderful that Minnesota offers such a comprehensive newborn screening program.