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Preemie Born Within Just 24 Weeks Survives

by Bidita Debnath on December 27, 2017 at 9:53 PM
Preemie Born Within Just 24 Weeks Survives

Premature births come along with their own set of problems for the babies. Physical, cognitive and their overall health also sometimes takes the toll and health risks become more prominent as they age.

Here is a fighter baby, who is in a rush to see the world. His fight commenced even before birth during a highly complicated and pre-term pregnancy.


The baby boy, conceived through IVF at the Vizag IVF Centre, weighed a mere 650 gm at birth. The chance of survival of such babies is minimal even by western standards. It was made possible with the round-the-clock care and state-of-the-art infrastructure at the hospital, said Dr. Sai Sunil Kishore, neonatologist.

The baby boy was transported to the hospital by the transport team from Vizag IVF centre, at a low weight of 650 gm in an extremely critical state. The normal weight for a newborn is around 2.5 to 3 kgs. "His lungs and other organs were functionally immature, the baby's development was stunted, He was prone to severe infections and had extremely low immunity," said Dr Kishore and added that this has been one of the most complicated cases he has handled.

Babies born at 22-24 weeks are considered 'the limits of viability' and chances of survival are minimal at best even by Western standards.

Source: Medindia
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