‘Miracle baby’ lighter than iPad born in UAE

Photo of parents of 'Miracle baby' born in UAE hospital.

Abu Dhabi: A “Miracle baby” girl was born in United Arab Emirates (UAE) hospital whose weight is lighter than an iPad recently.

According to sources, a baby girl, weighing lighter than an iPad, just 631 gm was born in a UAE hospital with this doctors are celebrating the successful delivery of its smallest patient.

The Head of Neonatology Unit, Medeor24x7 Hospital, Govinda Shenoy said, the “miracle baby” was born after a 26.5-week gestation.

Shenoy noticed that the mother was carrying a growth-retarded fetus with oligo-hydramnios, which creates lack of amniotic fluid around the foetus, and absent end diastolic flow, which is a condition that increases the risk of foetal and neonatal mortality.

Media reports quoted Shenoy as saying, “The timely intervention and delivery of the baby was important, as the mother, who had a high risk pregnancy, came to us displaying symptoms of sever preeclampsia, which is a pregnancy-related complication that is accompanied by high blood pressure and potential damage to organs.”

The baby was successfully delivered by a Lower (uterine) Segment Caesarean Section (LSCS) procedure, after which both mother and infant were kept under careful observation.

Shenoy said, “The baby was placed under the care of the expert neonatology team in the state-of-the-art neonatal unit.”

said Shenoy, who set up Medeor 24×7 Abu Dhabi’s Level 3 NICU, with all its modern facilities and equipment.

Senior Obstetrician at Medeor24x7 Hospital, Mary Roberts said, the mother and ‘miracle baby’ have so far made an extraordinary recovery.

“The mother and child have shown a remarkable recovery, with the baby’s weight increasing to 2,050gm. The baby is doing really well and her parents are very grateful to the team for saving her life,” Khaleej Times reported.