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One Among the Tiniest Infants in the World to Survive

by Savitha C Muppala on December 16, 2011 at 11:09 PM
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 One Among the Tiniest Infants in the World to Survive

Melinda Star Guido, so tiny yet so famous has become quite a star as she is come to be known as one of the smallest babies to be born in the world  weighing 91/2 ounces.

She was born prematurely at 24 weeks delivered by a cesarean section in late August to a 22-year-old mother and was in an incubator in the neonatal intensive care unit in Los Angeles ever since.

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Hypertension in the mother had hampered the nourishment to the developing fetus and had led to premature birth. 

"It takes a lot of good care and a lot of good luck. Most of them don't survive," said pediatrician Dr. Edward Bell of the University of Iowa.



Source: Medindia
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