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Teenager gives birth to UK’s smallest premature baby in 20 anos

Teenager gives birth to UK’s smallest premature baby in 20 anos
Hannah Paton weighed just 325g at birth

A young mãe has given birth to an infant that is believed to be the Reino Unido’s smallest premature baby in 20 anos.

Ellie Paton, 17, welcomed her filha, Hannah, sobre 30 dezembro, who was born prematurely after 25 weeks of gravidez.

Ms Paton and her partner, Brandon Stibbles, were warned that their daughter might not survive prior to the delivery.

Aftet attending a 22-week scan at Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, doctors informed the couple that their baby was the size of a 16-week foetus.

Ms Paton was then diagnosed with pre-eclampsyia, which is a condition that affects some pregnant women, usually during the second half of pregnancy (a partir de 20 semanas) or soon after their baby is delivered.

De acordo com NHS, symptoms may include: severe headache, vision problems, such as blurring or flashing, pain just below the ribs, and vomiting.

The couple hadn’t set a date for the C-section when, sobre 29 dezembro, Ms Paton woke up with stomach and chest pains and was taken to the hospital to deliver her daughter.

Hannah was born weighing 325g (11onça) after having been given a 20 per cent chance of surviving by doctors.

Hannah Stibbles

The infant is still being monitored in hospital; Ms Paton and Mr Stibbles have been told that the earliest they’re likely to be able to bring her home is in April, when she was originally due.

“It was just scary all the time,” says Ms Paton of the delivery.

“We are allowed to put our hands in the incubator, I have held her onceshe sleeps on a thing called ‘the nest’," Ela adiciona.

“When the nurse changed it I got to hold her up. It will be pretty soon we’re able to hold her.”

The UK’s smallest baby prior to Hannah was thought to be Aaliyah Hart, who weighed 340g (12onça) when she was born in 2003.