October 18, 2017

Florida Baby As Small As Pen Set to Go Home

Amilia Sonja Taylor, a baby conceived through in vitro fertilization, was born prematurely at 21 weeks and six days October 24 at the Baptist Children’s Hospital in Miami.

Based on the University of Iowa’s registry of the tiniest babies, she may be the most premature baby ever to survive.

At birth she weighed about 10 ounces and measured 9.5 inches in length!

Attempts were made to delay a premature delivery, but when those failed, the baby was delivered by Caesarean section. According to the hospital, she was able to breathe without help upon birth and even tried to cry.

“She’s truly a miracle baby,” said Dr. William Smalling, a neonatologist at Baptist Children’s Hospital.

“We didn’t even know what a normal blood pressure is for a baby this small,” Smalling said in a statement issued by the hospital.

I’m a bit freaked out by this… My foot is longer than this baby!

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