The world’s smallest baby was born prematurely at 23 weeks, weighing just 245g. The baby is believed to be the tiniest baby to survive premature birth and weighed as much as an Apple at birth.
Miracle baby, named Saybie, was born in San Diego, California on the 28th of December 2018 and was shifted to intensive care immediately. She was given just days to live by the doctors in Sharp Mary Birch Hospital. Defying all odds, Saybie was discharged from Hospital weighing a healthy 5.6 Lbs.
Saybie’s doctors and nurses described her battle for survival a “Miracle”. The doctors were aware that Saybie is going to be tiny as she was born via Cesarean after her mother went into labor at 23 weeks, her mother had been suffering from preeclampsia, a condition that can be life-threatening to the baby as it slows down the growth of the baby in the womb.
“I thought, ‘Oh, my God, I can’t believe how small she is,’ ” the mother told The Washington Post.
The baby was smaller than any baby births the doctors at the hospital had witnessed before. In fact, the baby is considered to be the smallest birth ever recorded. The previous record of world’s smallest baby at birth was held by a baby that was born in Germany who weighed 252 Grams. The doctors were anticipating a birth of at least 400 G but were shocked to see the size of Saybie.
For comparison, Saybie weighed as much as a large sized Apple. The doctors initially thought that Saybie will only survive an hour and the doctors kept telling her parents that her chances of survival look bleak.
“But that hour turned into two hours, which turned into a day, which turned into a week,” Said Saybie’s mother. She was discharged from hospital healthy, with no medical challenges. Her parents are ecstatic to have her home.