World record baby «Saybie» released from the hospital

Saybie premature babyThis March, 2019 photo provided by Sharp HealthCare in San Diego shows a baby named Saybie. Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns said in a statement Wednesday, May 29, 2019, that Saybie, born at 23 weeks and three days, is believed to be the world's tiniest surviving baby, who weighed just 245 grams (about 8.6 ounces) before she was discharged as a healthy infant. She was sent home this month weighing 5 pounds (2 kilograms) after nearly five months in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. (Sharp HealthCare via AP)

The world’s smallest premature baby has been released from hospital

In December, a baby girl, who weighed about as much as an apple does, was born in San Diego, California. The hospital assumes that the tiny girl is the smallest baby to survive in the whole world. Saybie, as she is named, is now released from the hospital.

The baby weighed 245 gram when she was born in its 23rd week of gestation in December.

The doctors told the child’s father after her birth, that he had at an hour with his daughter before she would die.

“But that hour turned into two hours, which again turned into a day, then a week,” the mother said in a statement.

More than five months have passed, and the girl, named Saybie, now weighs two kilos.

Smallest «preemie» ever

According to the San Diego hospital, the girl weighed 7 gram less than the previous smallest premature baby to survive. That particular child was born in Germany in 2015.

According to Professor Edward Bell of the University of Iowa, the girl is the smallest baby at birth who has ever been registered. But he makes reservations and says that there may be others, who have been smaller but not registered.

“The family has given permission to convey the story, as long as they remain anonymous,” the hospital states.

See the video of Saybie here: World’s tiniest surviving micro-preemie born at San Diego hospital.

Related: The right to parental benefits from premature births is extended

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