Size of a palm: Weighing 375 grams, India’s smallest baby is born


Babies are born small but have you heard of any baby just the size of a palm weighing 375 grams at the time of birth? For the first time in India a baby of this size and weight has managed to survive after a premature birth at 25 weeks gestation (nearly four months earlier than the expected date ).

Nicknamed Baby Cherry, this petite girl gave anxious moments not only to her parents but also to the doctors.

To know more about Baby Cherry and her amazing story of survival we need to go back to February this year when her mother, 26-year-old Nitika Ajwani, was in her fifth month of pregnancy. This was also the fifth pregnancy for Nitika, who had four abortions earlier. Nitika and her 31-year-old businessman husband Sourabh Ajmani, who belong to Rajnandgaon in Chattisgarh state, were told by the local doctors not to have any hope of their baby’s survival as the blood flow from mother to baby was severely compromised and the ultrasound showed that there was very less amniotic fluid around the baby. No one gave any hopes of her survival.

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