Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bizarre birth - Tiniest Babies

Babies naturally spends 40 weeks in its mother's womb until it sees the world. The development and growth of every part of its body including the its senses occur during this period. In the event, the important things to this process are the baby's supplements in order to survive. Also the incubation period must be fully utilize to the normal number of days in its mother's womb.But for some bizarre cases babies are born earlier than expected. That's what they called a premature baby. The survival rates for premature babies born at 22 weeks is less than 10% that makes it a rare occurrence of birth.

May 20, 1987 in Ottawa, Canada, James Elgin Gil was born as the world's youngest surviving premature baby. He was born 21 weeks and 5 days into gestation(more than 18 weeks too early). Because of the slightest percentage of survival for premature babies, this guy has been very lucky that he weight 1.1 lbs (482 g) at birth, which increases his chances of survival. The hospital decided to bring him to the intensive care and now he grows healthy and doing good.

Other case of prematurity is the baby named Amillia Sonja Taylor of Florida, USA. Refer to the picture above, she was pronounced as the tiniest single baby which was born twenty one weeks and six days but weighed only ten ounces (283g). It was really amazing that to its unnaturally small size and incubation period she survived after they brought her to the intensive care. And now she is also a healthy growing baby.

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