Receiving the status of "the smallest surviving baby", Kimberly, a German baby born 6 months ago, at birth weighing only 280 grams and 25.9 centimeters, is now leaving motherhood.
According to Britain's Daily Mail, little Kimberly is the smallest baby born in Germany, and the youngest in the world, with a 1 to 1000 chance of survival.
Now Kimberly weighs 2 kilograms and 250 grams and has a height of 43 centimeters. The doctors managed to keep her alive through an incubator. Also, the little girl was fed by infusion, and her breathing was assisted by a breathing apparatus.
He was given medicines to strengthen his immune system and only 3 months after giving birth he underwent laser surgery to prevent vision loss.
In the coming weeks, little Kimberly will continue to be artificially nourished and given oxygen to support lung development.
Premature births are defined as spontaneous births that occur before the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy. The biggest challenge comes from the complications that often occur during preterm labor, as well as early recognition of signs that may indicate a premature birth.
The exact mechanism is not known, but there are a number of factors that can influence a premature birth: infections, smoking during pregnancy, alcohol consumption, previous births of twins or triplets, and mainly, a history of premature births.
Prenatal care is the best treatment to prevent preterm births. Frequent visits to the doctor, sleep at appropriate times during pregnancy, are just some of the measures that need to be taken.
October 09, 2007