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Miracle baby: Born at 800 grams this little girl survived

Updated: May 25, 2023

A baby was born at 800 grams but survived.

A little baby girl, born at only 800 grams, defied all odds and survived.

Earlier this year, a young couple gave birth to premature twins at Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital. Born at only 26 weeks, they weighed around 800 grams.

Doctors said there was a 20% chance the babies would not make it. And, as expected, the little boy died only 10 days after being delivered.

However, his sister showed incredible strength and determination, and her parents would look at her in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pray she would go home with them. Each day, they visited her and slowly, despite several setbacks, she gained weight and health.

Then, at the beginning of March - a Purim miracle - she was released home. The little girl weighed 2.2 kilograms (4.8 pounds).

“This is a baby who, despite almost impossible opening conditions, proved to us that there are still miracles in the world,” says Dr. Omer Globus, director of Neonatology at Assuta Ashdod. “The work in neonatology is full of challenges and difficulties, but such an extreme case that ends in such an optimistic way is why we are here and never give up on anyone.”

The parents also were in awe of their little miracle.

“Our miracle was that it happened at Assuta Ashdod, which has the most amazing NICU in the country,” the parents said. “They have a professional and dedicated team that supported us all along the way.”


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