The smallest baby in history was born in California
In December of last year, Saybie was born in a San Diego hospital. The girl weighed just 245 grams, about the size of a large apple. As reported by the hospital, this is the smallest premature baby in medical history to survive the.
Saybie’s baby girl only left the hospital on Wednesday. She spent most of that time in the intensive care unit at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital in San Diego.
Saybie was born at 23 weeks gestation (a typical pregnancy lasts 38-40 weeks). According to the registry of the smallest newbornsóin the world (Tiniest Baby Registry), whichóry is run by the University of Iowa, the girl is the world’s smallest newborn, whichórm managed to survive. It weighed 7 gramsóIn less than the previous smallest child, które was born in Germany in 2015.
Saybie’s mother gave birth after developing severe pregnancy complications. Doctors, after discovering that the baby was not gaining weight and that the mother’s life was in danger, concluded that the premature birthód is necessary – reads a statement from the hospital.
The girl weighed 245 grams at birthów, she measured just 23 centimeters. At discharge from the hospital, Saybie’s weight increased to more than 2.5 kilograms.
After the birth, doctors told the parents that they could spend with the córk about an hour before the child dies. – That hour turned into 2 hours, whichóre turned into a day, which then turned into a week,” said the mother of the.
Births before 28. week of gestation is referred to as extreme prematurity. Such children face many life-threatening medical challenges, and their survival rate is greatly reduced. Newborns born before 36. week gestation have a 30 times higher risk of death than babies born at normal time. In contrast, extreme prematurity has a 200-fold increased risk of death.
Fortunately, Saybie has experienced virtually no complications associated with prematurely born children, whoóre may include lung or heart problems.
Saybie’s parents have agreed to share their story, but wish to remain anonymous so they can focus on caring for their córk. Saybie is also not a real baby name. This is what zesp called itół doctors caring for her while she was in the hospital.