Just incredible: a San Diego hospital reveals the birth of the girl believed to be the world’s tiniest surviving micro-preemie. She weighed a little more than half-a-pound and was born just under 24 weeks into her mother’s pregnancy.
The girl was born back in December after just 23-weeks and three days into her mother’s pregnancy, she weighted just 8.6 ounces.
In the video produced by the hospital, the mother described the birth as the scariest day of her life. She said she was taken to the hospital after not feeling well and was told she had preeclampsia, a serious condition that causes skyrocketing blood pressure, and that the baby needed to be delivered quickly.
The mother said “I kept telling them she’s not going to survive, she’s only 23 weeks.”
Doctors told her father after the birth that he would have about an hour with his daughter before she died.The mother said “but that hour turned into two hours, which turned into a day, which turned into a week.”More than five months have passed, and she has gone home as a healthy infant, weighing 5 pound.