Meet Saybie: The World’s Smallest Baby
Here's a story that will make your day. And we have the amazing people at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns in San Diego to thank for it. Baby Saybie was born at the hospital at just 23 weeks and 3 days. She weighed just 8.6 OUNCES at birth, making this miracle child the world's smallest baby ever to survive!
Saybie's mother did not think her daughter would survive and that giving birth so early in pregnancy was the "scariest day of my life," according to a video posted on Sharp Mary Birch Hospital's Facebook page.
The mother (who wanted to remain anonymous for this story) went to the hospital and was told she had preeclampsia and really high blood pressure and that the baby needed to be delivered quickly. After birth, the hospital told the father that he would have about an hour with the baby before she passed away, according to the video.
"But that hour turned into two hours, which turned into a day, which turned into a week."
Saybie went home from the Sharp May Birch NICU unit this month and is now 5 months old and weighs 5pounds!
Watch this incredible video about Saybie and the nurses, doctors, and staff at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital. There is no doubt that these people care so much about Saybie and every baby and family that comes through their doors.
More than 9,000 babies are born at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns each year, more than any other hospital in California. Located in San Diego, Sharp Mary Birch is nationally recognized for its care of expectant mothers and delivering babies, as well as for its 84-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).