‘A Miracle’: World’s Smallest Surviving Baby, Born At .5 Pounds, Goes Home 5 Months After Birth

According to the hospital, the world’s tiniest surviving infant was released five months after she was born at only 23 weeks gestation.

Saybie, the world’s tiniest surviving micro-preemie, weighed just 245 grams when she was delivered at a San Diego hospital in December.

When experiencing significant pregnancy difficulties, her mother underwent an emergency cesarean section after physicians decided that the baby was not gaining weight and the mother’s life was in danger.

Saybie has thus far defied the odds.

As a micro-preemie (an newborn born before 28 weeks of pregnancy), the girl confronts several problems. Micro-preemies can have visual and hearing impairments, as well as developmental abnormalities and a variety of other disorders.

According to Michelle Kling of the March of Dimes, a group that seeks to promote the health of mothers and newborns, many do not survive their first year.

Saybie has thus far defied the odds.

Kim Norby, a nurse, described her as a “miracle.”


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