News — Premmie
Sally de Zwaan
On the 26th of January 2014, I received a call from my younger sister, Kristy. She was typically direct: "My water has broken. I think I am going to have this baby." She was 23 weeks pregnant. I was present at the moment Kristy became a mother, 10 days after that phone call, and I remain forever changed by the gravity of witnessing something at once so terrifying and magnificent.