Born in Florida on November 11, 1985. 21 Weeks, weighing 510grams (18 oz.) She Dropped to 370 grams (13 oz.) She is shown at 2270grams (5lb) with her mother.
On August 2 2000 Lauren was born 14 weeks early, at 24 weeks gestation weighing only 1 pound and 8 ounces and only 14 inches long. Her mother's amniotic sac ruptured and there was no time to delay. The big moment came; her eyes were open and she did cry, she was so tiny. Doctors examined her before they took her away to the neonatal intensive care unit.
The record for the smallest premature baby to survive is Rumaisa Rahman, who was born in September 2004 at 25 weeks gestation. At birth she was eight inches (20 cm) long and weighed 244 grams (8.6 ounces). Her twin sister was also a small baby, weighing 563 grams (1 pound 4 ounces) at birth. During pregnancy their mother had suffered from pre-eclampsia, which causes dangerously high blood pressure putting the baby into distress and leading to birth by caesarean section.
The larger twin left the hospital at the end of December, while the smaller remained there until 10 February 2005 by which time her weight had increased to 1.18 kg (2 pounds 10 ounces). Generally healthy, the twins had to undergo laser eye surgery to correct visual problems, a common occurrence among premature babies.
This is Kelly Thorman - 3 weeks after birth. Born 30/1/71. She surprised her mother by being born very prematurely - at 21 weeks gestation - just a little over 4 1/2 months of pregnancy.