Skip to comments.Picture Of Smallest Baby Ever Born
Posted on 12/27/2004 5:33:01 AM PST by KidGlock
MAYWOOD, Ill. --
In this photo released by the Loyola University Health System, Rumaisa Rahman, is seen next to a hand a few weeks after she was born at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.
Rumaisa, whose parents came from Hyderabad, India, weighed 8.6 ounces when she was delivered Sept. 19.
She is believed to be the smallest baby in the world ever to survive. (12/21/04 AP Photo/Loyola University Health System)
It seems crazy that all this came from a picture of a tiny baby. Yes, all babies are a gift. My son, who is now 7, was 1 pound, 10 ounces, born by emergency c section due to a severe form of preclampsia called hellp syndrome. Before he was born, I also suffered a pregnancy loss at 20 weeks due to my water breaking. He was named Michael and was 12 ounces. Finally, a few years ago, I had gotten pregnant (I cannot use hormonal birth control, and our condom broke)unfortuneatly I had an abortion, as I CAN NOT be pregnant. I am lucky to be alive after my son was born, as the complications were severe. After that experience I could not put my life in danger. It was both myself and my husbands decision, as putting myself at risk isn’t worth it. My living son needs me. I hated making the decision, as I always considered myself against abortion. And trust me I would love to have a baby. But I can’t let my son not have his mommy here either.
I know that isn’t a joke! My Grandmother was born very early (the story is DGGM was 7.5 months when she delivered) and the Dr told them to keep her warm and pray for the best. They kept her wrapped is blankets and placed her in a small wooden box that they layed warmed bricks under and mirculously she survived and I am here today.