A tiny baby, born 14 weeks before her due date and weighing just 14 ounces (that's just below 400 grams) at birth, has survived and has now left hospital. The little baby girl was born at Worcestershire Royal Hospital (WRH). In order to insulate her, she was placed in a sandwich bag taken from the hospital kitchens. The baby, named Lexi, is now home aged 11 weeks old, with her mother, 17 year old Chelsea Rowberry.
Chelsea thought she was having a miscarriage in June when she had terrible stomach pains. She rang the hospital and the maternity unit suggest she go back to sleep and not to worry. Her mother later called an ambulance and she was rushed to hospital.
Once the baby was born, the doctors at the local hospital wanted to transfer the baby to the specialist unit at Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital. They didn't have the specialist equipment to deal with a bay so very premature at the WRH. However, there simply wasn't time.
Lexi is now at home and gaining weight slowly, but surely, thanks to that sandwich bag that effectively saved her life!
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