World's 'most premature baby' ever survives against all odds

The most premature baby ever born is defying doctors' expectations with her incredibly strong health three years on, according to a new medical report on the unprecedented case.

According to the Daily Mail, the little girl was born at 21 weeks and four days in San Antonio, Texas, in 2014. Her mother Courtney Stensrud, now 35, had been hospitalised with a common placental infection and ruptured membranes at just three months pregnant, and was told she had to deliver immediately to avoid losing the baby. Lying in the maternity ward, Stensrud remembers frantically searching on her phone for examples of any other babies born at 21 weeks, to no avail.

But now, against all odds, the little girl who weighed just 0.425 kgs at birth is thriving, attending pre-school, has no medical conditions, and is scoring just as well on developmental tests as any other child her age. "If you didn't know that she was so preemie, you would think she's a normal three-year-old," Stensrud told CNN.

To read more, you can head to the full article on the NZ Herald website

 

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