23 Apr '11, 9am

The world's most premature baby was born in Germany, measuring 28cm and 460g.

The world's most premature baby was born in Germany, measuring 28cm and 460g.

A premature baby is seen in an incubator. A German woman gave birth to a one-pound baby after only 21 weeks and five days of pregnancy, making it the world's most premature baby to survive. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BERLIN - A GERMAN woman gave birth to a one-pound baby after only 21 weeks and five days of pregnancy, making it the world's most premature baby to survive, the mass circulation Bild newspaper reported Saturday. When Frieda was born on November 7 she measured 11 inches (28cm) and weighed only one pound (460g). Five and a half months later, she is finally fit to leave the clinic in Fulda, western Germany, in the next few days, now weighing 7.7 pounds (3.5kg) for 50cm (nearly 20 inches), the paper said. Her twin brother Kilian died a few days after being born. Professor Reinald Repp, director of the paediatric clinic, could not be reached on Saturday, but a doctor on dut...

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