A baby who was given just one per cent odds of survival after she was born one week before the abortion limit has defied doctors and is now thriving at eight months old.
Kaci-Rose Crathley was born via an emergency caesarean section at 23 weeks, and weighed just 1lb and 2oz – half the weight of a bag of sugar and measured 10.8 inches.
Doctors warned the tot’s mother, Sadie, 20, that there was a 99% chance her baby would die during delivery – telling her that they would not have tried to save the baby if she had gone into labour one day earlier.
However, Kaci-Rose did survive delivery and now weighs 8lbs – the same as an average newborn baby.
Sadie said she was “terrified” after she went into labour halfway through her pregnancy.
She said: “By the time I got to the hospital I was 4cm dilated. I was quite drugged up but I was terrified.
“We were told there was a one per cent chance of her surviving labour. When they told me that l I just cried and cried.
“The doctors asked us to decide whether we wanted them to try and save her or not.
“They told us that they could try but that she probably wasn’t going to make it.
“It was a terrifying moment but it wasn’t really a decision that needed to be made.”
After Kaci-Rose was successfully delivered in January this year, at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, her chances of survival instantly went up to 25% – but she was immediately put on a ventilator.
She was attached to tubes to help her breathe because her lungs were so tiny and underdeveloped, and was put on medication to help her struggling kidneys.
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