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Smallest newborn baby to survive in South Asia discharged from hospital

Sunday January 14, 2018 7:57 PM, News Network

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Manushi, the smallest newborn baby in India and South Asia who defied the odds by surviving at just 400 gms after her premature birth has been discharged from Rajasthan's Udaipur hospital.

Manushi was born 12 weeks early, weighed just 0.88lb - the same as a big bar of Cadbury's chocolate - with her foot being the size of her father's thumbnail.

She was recently discharged from the hospital after she gained normalcy which took a six-month-long clinical course.

She has been named Manushi, after Manushi Chillar, Miss World 2017.

According to reports, the mother was suffering from high blood pressure during the time of pregnancy. Ultrasound results showed that the blood flow to the embryo was cut off, which interfered with the foetal development.

The doctors then performed an emergency C-section and saved the baby.

After seven weeks of staying under intensive care, the baby was able to breathe on her own.

Manushi mother Seeta, 48, and father Giriraj, 50, said, "She's just fought and fought and fought against all the odds, but she's made it."

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