Miracle Baby Survives “Spontaneous Abortion,” Born at Just 23 Weeks

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 20, 2014   |   2:09PM   |   Washington, DC

A miracle baby in China has been born following what doctors are calling a “spontaneous abortion” and is surviving despite being born at just 23 weeks of pregnancy.

The little baby girl is no 8 days old and was born after physicians performed an emergency operation to correct a problem with her mother’s cervix.  before the operation, doctors warned the girl’s parents that the baby would be born severely premature and would have next to no chance of survival. Despite the grim prediction, the baby survived the surgery.


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Chief of Paediatrics at the Chongqing Southwest Hospital said that the fact the baby survived a “spontaneous abortion” was very rare, as it is almost impossible for a baby to live through something like this.

The baby, who weighs just 660 grams and measures 28 cm, was taken straight to an incubator after the operation  and is currently receiving around the clock care.

Due to the baby being born so early, medical staff have said that the baby’s organs and veins have are yet to fully develop and this has caused some complications in giving the baby girl the correct medication and nutrients.

The ‘miracle baby girl’ has been named ‘chopstick girl’ by local Chinese media because she is the same height as she is the same height as a chopstick.