Worlds Smallest baby at birth (212g) - the weight of an apple, goes home after 13 months in hospital

Worlds Smallest baby at birth (212g) - the weight of an apple, goes home after 13 months in hospital



A baby thought to be the world's smallest at birth, Yu Xuan, has been discharged from a Singapore hospital after 13 months of intensive treatment.


Kwek Yu Xuan was just 212g (7.47oz) - the weight of an apple - when she was born and measured 24cm long.


She was delivered at just under 25 weeks - 15 weeks short of the average 40.


Before her birth , the previous record holder was a girl in the US who weighed 245g at birth in 2018 according to the University of Iowa's Tiniest Babies Registry.


The baby's mother gave birth to her by emergency C-section four months ahead of schedule after she was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia.


After spending over a year in hospital, Yu Xuan now weighs a much healthier 6.3kg (14 pounds).






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