World’s tiniest surviving baby born in California | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 31, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:57 PM, May 30, 2019

World’s tiniest surviving baby born in California

A California hospital on Wednesday disclosed the birth of the world’s smallest baby ever to survive, weighing a mere 245 grams (8.6 ounces) -- the same as a large apple -- when she was born. Doctors at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital said Saybie was delivered via emergency cesarean section in December at 23 weeks and three days gestation in the womb after severe pregnancy complications that put her mother’s life at risk. A typical pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. The father was told by doctors that he would have about an hour with his daughter before she passed away.  After nearly five months at the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, Saybie was discharged home earlier this month weighing a healthy five pounds (2.2 kilograms) and sporting a graduation cap.

 

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