Medical miracle: World's most premature baby
A record-breaking baby girl who was born at just 21weeks and five days has spent Easter at home with her delighted parents after spending five months in neonatal care, according to The Daily Mail.
Frieda was born on November 7, 2010, at FuldaChildren's Hospital in Germany. She weighed just 1lb and measured 11 inches.
When doctors allowed her to go home last Wednesday she weighed a far healthier 7lb 11oz and measured nearly 20 inches.
The youngster is the most premature baby in Europeto have survived. She shares the world record with James Elgin Gill who was also born 128 days early in Ottawa, Canada in 1987.
The clinic's chief doctor, Reinald Repp, said he saw'no indication that she will not be healthy' and described her survival as a'medical miracle.'
Sadly her twin brother Kilian died six weeks after birth due to heart and intestinal problems.
Frieda's parents Yvonne Mangold, 33, and her husband John, 38, a teacher, told the Fulder newspaper: 'We are overjoyed. But the happiness feels strange as we are sad at the same time. Kilian is in our thoughts everyday.'
Babies born before 22 weeks are thought to have almost no chance of surviving because their lungs, heart and brain are not sufficiently developed.
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