“When I went into labour, the babies were denied life support at the hospital and they were left to die,” said Shakina. She was 21 weeks and five days pregnant at the time. This is her second pregnancy, having lost her a few months ago.
The next day, it was decided to transfer the woman to a hospital in Toronto that deals with saving premature babies born in the 22nd week of pregnancy. Most hospitals do not do this for babies born before 24-26 weeks. week.
Twins born at 22 weeks gestation
For two consecutive days, parents were advised not to save the babies, even if they were pregnant for a few more days. Already at 22 weeks, the girl’s water broke a quarter past midnight.
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Adia and Adriel were born four months before their due date of March 4, 2022.
Adiya was born first. The weight of the girl is 330 grams. 23 minutes later her brother was born, he was slightly heavier – 420 grams. With a total weight of 750 grams, the little ones are the lightest of the twins ever born.
Six months in the hospital
The twins stayed in the hospital for over six months, where they fought for their lives every day. Parents spent 12 hours a day in the ICU with their babies. After six months, they were discharged home at intervals of one week.
During the year, the boy was hospitalized twice, where he battled infections and breathing problems for several weeks. Both Adriel and Adia are under the care of several specialists, including cardiologists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists and hematologists.
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The earliest surviving child in history is Curtis Zy-Keith Means (USA). A baby boy was born on July 5, 2020, after 21 weeks and one day of gestation, i.e. 132 days early.
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