Amillia Taylor is believed to be the first baby ever known to have survived after a gestation period of less than 23 weeks.Miraculous is the only word to describe the survival of this child. I'm sure she still has a long battle ahead of her. A friend of mine was just telling me last week that her niece's premature baby was coming from the hospital and she was born at about 25 or 27 weeks, I forget which. I though that was amazing. Modern medicine has come a long way.
She weighed a mere 284 grams (10 ounces) at birth on 24 October.
Doctors generally consider that babies weighing less than 400g at birth are not viable.
Monday, February 19, 2007
BBC News - Miami baby sets premature record