Seeta and Giriraj were happy to welcome a little girl into the world, but their joy was dampened when she was born 12 weeks prematurely.
Manushi weighed just 14 ounces and measured 8.6 inches. This made her just as heavy as a bar of chocolate. At birth, her foot was as big as her dad’s thumbnail. All of her organs were underdeveloped, and her skin was only paper-thin.
Seeta suffered dangerously high blood pressure during her pregnancy, which put her child in danger as there was no blood flowing through the fetus. Seeta underwent an emergency C-section around 28 weeks into the pregnancy, and her daughter was immediately placed on a ventilator.
Doctors gave the little one only a 0.5% chance of survival without brain damage. Her parents waited anxiously for her to grow.
Thankfully, they got to take her home 210 days later. She is thought to be the smallest surviving baby ever born in Asia.
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