A baby thought to be the world’s tiniest surviving infant has been discharged from a San Diego hospital after five months in intensive care.
The baby girl weighed just 245 grams (8.6 ounces) and measured 23 centimeters (9 inches) when she was born in December.
Baby Saybie weighed little more than an apple when she was born. Doctors said she wouldn’t survive long. But after five months in intensive care, she’s been given the all-clear to go home with her family.
She was delivered via an emergency cesarean section 23 weeks and three days into her mother’s pregnancy. A typical pregnancy lasts 40 weeks.
“It was the scariest day of my life,” the girl’s mother said in a video released by the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. The family wished to remain anonymous, but allowed the girl to be identified as Saybie — the name nurses gave her.