Introducing the World’s Smallest Baby

May 30, 2019 | Rick Hall

Has God done a miracle here, or what?!

San Diego hospital officials are claiming they helped deliver the world's smallest surviving baby.  The girl weighed eight-point-six ounces when she was born in December.  She was able to go home this month as a happy, five-pound infant.  Hospital officials made the announcement Wednesday.

The girl was born at 23 weeks and three days.  Officials induced labor because the baby was not gaining weight in the womb.  The baby's parents were told she may not survive the first 24 hours.  The previous world record holder for smallest surviving baby born weighed seven grams more and was born in Germany in 2015.

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