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